Republican States Seek Stay Of ‘Unjustified’ And ‘Unnecessary’ MATS Rule

June 10, 2024
Republican states are asking a federal appellate court to stay EPA’s rule tightening mercury and air toxics standards (MATS), fearing that waiting for courts to reject it on its merits would force coal-fired power plants to pay millions in compliance costs or shutter, even if the rule is not “necessary” to protect health or “justified” on cost grounds. In their June 7 motion for a stay , 23 mainly GOP-led states ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

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