3rd Circ. Backs EPA's Order For Pa. Plant To Cut Emissions

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it made a rule that forced a Pennsylvania power plant to reduce its sulfur dioxide emissions into neighboring New Jersey, the Third Circuit ruled Friday.

The EPA in 2011 proposed a rule that would force Portland Generating Station in Northampton County, Pa., to reduce its sulfur dioxide emissions by about 81 percent over a three-year period. Although technically in Pennsylvania, the 427-megawatt coal-fired power plant is just 500 feet from a New Jersey township across a...
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