EPA's New Emissions Rules Are Illegal, DC Circ. Told

Law360, Washington (February 29, 2012, 4:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rules requiring stationary emitters of greenhouse gases to apply for permits once the agency's attendant motor vehicles rule kicks in constitute an illegal rewriting of the Clean Air Act, various states and industry groups told the D.C. Circuit Wednesday.

The coalition of rule challengers is asking the appeals court “to hold EPA's feet to the fire” to make it regulate greenhouse gases according to what the CAA actually says, Texas Solicitor General Jonathan F. Mitchell told a three-judge panel during the...
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