29 Apr '14, 2pm

BREAKING: Supreme Court Win for Cross-State Air Pollution Rule - #CleanAir

Contact: Vickie Patton, 720-837-6239, [email protected] Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396, [email protected] The U.S. Supreme Court today revived a critical clean air standard that will protect the health of Americans across 28 Eastern states. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule , which was designed to protect downwind states from the harmful air pollution that is emitted by distant power plants and then blows across state borders. The High Court ruled 6 to 2 to reverse an adverse decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The decision, written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, says: “EPA’s cost-effective allocation of emission reductions among upwind States, we hold, is a permissible, workable, and equitable interpretation of the Good Neighbor Provision” [of the Clean Air Act]. ( page 32 of the decision ) Justices Scalia and Thomas di...

Full article: http://www.edf.org/media/supreme-court-win-cross-state-ai...

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