Utilities Fail To Preemptively Bar EPA Power Plant Rule

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 6:26 PM EDT) -- A power industry group has lost a bid to preemptively curtail the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate emissions from steam-generating units in power plants.

Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied a motion for summary judgment from the Utility Air Regulatory Group that would have restricted what hazardous air pollutants the EPA can regulate.

UARG is a defendant-intervenor in a case brought against the EPA in December 2008 by a dozen environmental advocacy groups —...
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