High Court Won't Halt EPA Mercury Rule

By Keith Goldberg (March 3, 2016, 10:14 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a bid to stay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's controversial mercury air toxics rule, a day after the agency argued that the D.C. Circuit reasonably exercised its discretion not to vacate the regulations during the agency's revision process.

The U.S. Supreme Court won't stay the EPA's controversial mercury air toxics rule, which requires coal-fired power plants, such as the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, pictured, to slash toxic emissions. (Credit: AP) Chief Justice John Roberts gave no written explanation for his denial of last week's request by 20 states to stay the EPA's Mercury and...

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