Supreme Court Hears Power Plant Technology Cases

Law360, New York (December 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Offering widely divergent views on the approaches that can be used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in enforcing environmental laws, attorneys for environmental groups and the energy industry argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday over technology requirements for keeping aquatic creatures out of power plant intake valves.

In the case, Georgetown University Law Center professor Richard Lazarus spoke for environmental groups that claim U.S. environmental laws require power companies to use the best “economically available” technology for keeping the fish and other creatures...
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