Mining Group Asks Justices To Define EPA's Emissions Clout

Law360 (June 1, 2021, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The National Mining Association is backing a bid for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the extent of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse gases at existing power plants, arguing the D.C. Circuit improperly gave the agency power that could harm coal.

The industry group said in a brief Friday that it's vital the court address the agency's authority now so that long-term investment decisions in energy — and coal specifically — aren't made based on the D.C. Circuit's flawed reading of the Clean Air Act. The group is urging the court to accept a petition filed by...

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