EPA Challenged Over Lack Of Coal Mine Air Pollution Regs

Law360, Washington (November 23, 2011, 1:38 PM EST) -- Several environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington federal court earlier this month over its failure to include coal mines on the list of stationary sources governed by air pollution performance standards.

The EPA has violated the Clean Air Act by not regulating coal mines under the standards, according to the suit, filed Nov. 17 by WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Environmental Integrity Project and the Sierra Club.

“Coal mines throughout the country are a significant source of air pollution,...
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