Murray Plans EPA Suit Over Job Losses From Emissions Regs

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 7:17 PM EST) -- Coal giant Murray Energy Corp. is prepping a lawsuit disputing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s position that it has no duty to evaluate the potential for job losses traceable to its Clean Air Act regulation and enforcement efforts, the company said Monday.

Ohio-based Murray, the nation’s largest underground coal producer, released a Jan. 21 notice of intent to sue claiming that the EPA has breached a nondiscretionary duty under the CAA to conduct continuing evaluations of potential losses or shifts of employment.

The company said that...
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