Chamber Says EPA Haze Regulations Are Coal Industry Killer

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report Friday criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional haze program and the agency's alleged attempt to usurp state authority through the courts, arguing its true motive is to put the coal industry out of business.

The report argues that the EPA is teaming with environmental groups through a “sue and settle” rulemaking process to enact a strict set of emissions controls that cost 10 to 20 times more than states would have spent and that impose more than...
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