Friday, April 28, 2006

New York, etal v. EPA suit

Ten states—New York, California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin— filed suit yesterday against the Environmental Protection Agency in the District of Columbia’s Court of Appeals over global warming & power plant pollution issues. At issue primarily is EPA’s final rule on standards for electric utility steam generating facilities built after Sept. 1978. (See 71 FR 9866)

States filed a similar action on automobile emissions last year to which the Court sided with the EPA. (State of New York v. EPA, D.C.Cir., No. 021387A, June 24, 2005).

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