Environmentalists Launch Legal Bid To Undo Rollback Of Obama-Era MATS

June 19, 2020
Environmentalists are launching a legal bid to undo the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mercury and air toxics standards (MATS) for power plants, saying EPA’s rule that scraps the cost-benefit finding justifying MATS but leaves the regulation in place is a “bogus excuse” for coal companies to ask a court to kill the overall air toxics policy. The lawsuit creates complicated legal questions, including whether the environmental groups have legal standing to sue over the rollback, and whether EPA can...

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