US Chamber of Commerce challenges EPA mercury rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed a friend-of-the-court brief as part of a “broader business coalition” to challenge the EPA’s Utility MACT rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The challengers argue that the rule will cost $10 billion and will shut down or force the modification or replacement of “virtually all existing facilities in certain source categories.” They also contend that the EPA violated the Clean Air Act by using flawed methodology and requiring emissions reductions that are unachievable because the “pollution control technologies don’t exist.”

Read the full Reuters article here

06. August 2012 by Jason Hayes
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