States Urge High Court To Nix EPA Cross-State Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 5:11 PM EST) -- A group of nine states lodged an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution policy, arguing that the EPA is trampling over cooperative federalism provisions of the Clean Air Act by prematurely imposing onerous emissions standards.

The Cross State Air Pollution Rule was vacated by the D.C. Circuit last year, but the high court agreed to hear the EPA's appeal. Attorneys general from West Virginia, Kentucky, North Dakota and other states are now urging the justices...
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