Utilities Can't Toss EPA Coal Pollution Settlement: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that a utility association had no standing to challenge a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two environmental organizations over new wastewater pollution rules for coal-fired power plants because the industry group couldn't show its members were harmed.

The Utility Water Act Group had argued that the EPA's consent decree with Defenders of Wildlife and Sierra Club establishes too strict a rulemaking timeline and will cause increased information-gathering costs, but the appeals court said the settlement sets up only...
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