Former EPA Air Chief Sees Standing Bar For Lawsuits Over MATS Rollback

April 18, 2019
Former Bush EPA air chief Jeffrey Holmstead is warning environmentalists and Democratic states that they lack legal standing to challenge the agency’s effort to scrap the “appropriate and necessary” cost-benefit finding underpinning the Obama-era utility air toxics rule, because they cannot show any injury from undoing the finding. Holmstead, speaking April 18 at an event in Washington, D.C., hosted by the D.C. Bar, called EPA’s proposal to rescind the finding yet leave the broader power plant mercury and air toxics...

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