Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | July 15, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says coal-fired utility plants suffer setback in U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit.

A federal appeals court rejected Bush administration rules that allowed major power plants and factories to emit uncontrolled pollution into the air in cities that already have severely polluted air. 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules illegally let plants buy rights to pollute – sometimes from plants hundreds of miles away – instead of  installing modern emission controls.

The court also invalidated parts of the rule that weakened pollution limits for major new or expanded factories and power plants in cities with unhealthful air. Rread the opinion for yourself by following the link.

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