EPA Slams Murray Plant Rule Challenge As Premature

Law360, New York (November 4, 2014, 3:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said the D.C. Circuit may not grant Murray Energy Corp.’s request that the agency stop ongoing rule making for greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, arguing no such relief can be sought until there is a final action.

On June 16, the same day the EPA issued its Clean Power Plan that would limit emissions from existing power sources by 30 percent by 2030, Murray filed a petition for extraordinary writ to prevent the agency from implementing the rule. Several states have joined Murray’s suits, but in its response, the EPA said the...

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June 18, 2014

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