27 Jun '12, 3pm

EPA Carbon Limits on Power Plants, Vehicles Upheld by Court

EPA Carbon Limits on Power Plants, Vehicles Upheld by Court

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled today that the EPA properly concluded that greenhouse gases are pollutants that endanger human health and that opponents don’t have the legal right to challenge rules determining when states and industries must comply with regulations curtailing emissions of them. “Today’s ruling is a setback for businesses facing damaging regulations from the EPA ,” Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, said in a statement. “The EPA ’s decision to move forward with these regulations is one of the most costly, complex and burdensome regulations facing manufacturers. These regulations will harm their ability to hire, invest and grow.” Companies such as Massey Energy Co., business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and states led by Texas and Virginia sought to stop the agency throu...

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