Murray Energy Sues EPA To Block Carbon Emission Rule

Law360, Los Angeles (June 18, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT) -- Murray Energy Corp. on Wednesday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants and other stationary sources by 30 percent, telling the D.C. Circuit that the rule is illegal and will destroy millions of jobs.

Murray's petition for extraordinary writ was filed the same day the EPA's proposed rule was published in the Federal Register. The agency's 645-page proposal calls for a cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the existing facilities, establishing a 2030 deadline and using 2005 emission levels as a baseline in reaching the 30 percent goal.

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