EPA Mercury Rule Ignores Billions In Costs, Industry Says

Law360, Chicago (January 26, 2015, 2:05 PM EST) -- Industry groups last week lobbied the U.S. Supreme Court to scrap the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, arguing the agency improperly ignored the billions of dollars in costs that the regulations will impose on electricity consumers.

In separate briefs filed Jan. 20, the National Mining Association and Utility Air Regulatory Group told the justices that, by the EPA's own estimates, power plant operators will shoulder $9.6 billion in annual costs to implement the new mercury and toxic air standards, or MATS, against just $4 million to $6 million of potential benefits....

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