Enviros Can't Bar States From Suit Over EPA SO2 Rule

Law360, New York (December 9, 2013, 1:50 PM EST) -- Texas and six other states were permitted to intervene Friday in a federal lawsuit that will set a deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to determine which areas of the country don’t comply with a critical part of its sulfur dioxide emissions standards for power plants and other sources.

Overruling objections from the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Council, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled that seven state governments should be involved in fashioning a remedy for the EPA’s failure to identify all...
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