States Say Air Law Bars EPA Reversal Of Utility MATS ‘Necessary’ Finding

March 18, 2019
A coalition of at least 23 states says EPA lacks Clean Air Act authority for its proposal to scrap the Obama-era finding that its utility air toxics rule is “appropriate and necessary” because the law generally bars reconsideration of such findings and the agency’s justification for the rollback fails to meet the requirement for reversal. The claim, made in testimony at a March 18 EPA headquarters public hearing on the proposal , previews legal arguments that supporters of the power...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.