Republicans Press EPA To Revisit Particulate Matter Rule

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 8:06 PM EST) -- House Republicans called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to revisit its cost-benefit analysis of a soot and smoke pollution rule, arguing an appeals court ruling overturning a related regulation on power plant emissions undercut the agency’s original estimates.

Energy and Commerce Committee leaders claimed the EPA based the analysis for its so-called PM 2.5 rule, which limits emissions of fine particulate matter, on emissions that would have occurred under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, or CSAPR, which the D.C. Circuit struck down during...
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