Bill Would Revive CAIR, CAMR In Wake Of Acid Rain

Law360, New York (April 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y., has introduced a bill to reduce acid rain and mercury emissions by giving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the statutory tools to re-establish two programs that federal courts nixed.

McHugh introduced the bill – the Acid Rain and Mercury Control Act – on Wednesday, calling for urgent action in the wake of court decisions that overturned EPA's Clean Air Interstate Rule and Clean Air Mercury Rule. CAIR and CAMR would have substantially lowered industrial emissions of pollutants sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and...
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