Environment & Energy Report

EPA Air Office Readies Rule to Address Cross-State Decision

July 26, 2016, 4:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency is working on a rule that would fully address a 2015 federal appeals court ruling on the legality of state-specific emissions budgets for the utility sector.

The agency in May initiated a rulemaking to address sulfur dioxide emissions budgets for Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas, according to a document posted on the agency’s website July 22. A proposal is expected sometime before the end of May 2017.

The rule would serve as part of the EPA’s official response to a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling that held the EPA’s...

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