MATS Proposal Spurs Legal Debate On Co-Benefits, Air Toxics Rule’s Fate

March 22, 2019
EPA’s proposal to scrap the Obama-era finding that its power plant air toxics rule was “appropriate and necessary” while leaving the overall rule in place is spurring debate over expected legal challenges to the plan, suits that could set new precedents on issues including “co-benefit” cost-benefit analysis and the fate of the utility regulation. Top Clean Air Act lawyers are split over whether EPA could successfully defend in court a final decision to scrap the finding and also leave the...

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