Inside EPA - 10/25/2019

Appeals Court Judges Doubt EPA Rationale For Power Plant ‘Startup’ Rule

October 21, 2019
Appellate judges appear to doubt EPA’s rationale for exempting coal- and oil-fired power plants from tough numeric air toxics limits for up to four hours during startup procedures, pressing agency lawyers hard during Oct. 21 oral arguments on why emissions cannot be accurately measured during this period, the basis for its exemption. Reviewing Chesapeake Climate Action Network, et al., v. EPA , Judges David Tatel, Nina Pillard and Robert Wilkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...

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