States, Power Plants Fight EPA Air Pollution Rules in DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (April 13, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Representatives for states and power plants told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that allowing more stringent airborne pollution rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency places an undue burden on the industry and individual states and would actually make air quality worse.

In August, the EPA published the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, or CSAPR, which requires power plant operators in 28 states to reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions that migrate to other states. But state government and industry officials argued Friday that the EPA...
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