Fearing Weak EPA Defense, States And Utilities Intervene To Protect MATS

June 23, 2020
Electric utilities and 16 mainly Democratic-led states are seeking to intervene in a coal company’s suit challenging the Obama EPA’s mercury and air toxics standards (MATS), aiming to defend the agency’s landmark air toxics policy and fearing the Trump administration will not “zealously” defend the rule because of its deregulatory agenda. “Given the wider scope of Petitioner’s challenges and the shift in EPA regulatory priorities following the 2017 change in Presidential Administration, it is unclear what position the EPA will...

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