EPA's Mercury Rule Sets Impossible Goals, DC Circ. Told

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and energy industry groups urged the D.C. Circuit on Friday to strike down a federal rule limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants, saying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used flawed methods to create unachievable emissions standards.

The Chamber of Commerce, an industry group dubbed the Industry MACT Coalition and others filed an amicus brief in one of the several industry lawsuits challenging the EPA’s utility maximum achievable control technology rule, arguing that the agency cherry-picked...
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