EPA Rule On Emissions Threatens National Parks: Suit

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- The National Parks Conservation Association and the Sierra Club on Monday challenged a recent EPA rule that the groups say allows aging coal plants near national parks to avoid installing up-to-date emission controls if the plants are located in states that participate in an emissions trading program.

By exempting some of the oldest and highest polluting coal-fired power plants from installing the retrofitting requirements, the rule threatens the health of national parks, wilderness areas and wildlife refuges across the Eastern U.S. states, and the communities connected...
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