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Federal Court Rejects Rehearing on EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Last Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a two-sentence order in which it declined to reopen a decision that struck down the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) sweeping Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.  The
January 28, 2013

Last Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a two-sentence order in which it declined to reopen a decision that struck down the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) sweeping Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.  The decision striking down the rule was issued last August by a three-judge panel of the circuit court after the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and several electric cooperatives filed lawsuits, arguing that the rule treated different parts of the country in an arbitrary and unfair manner.  The rule would have set new limits on sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in 27 states, mostly east of the Mississippi River.  To read more on this story, click here.

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