Appeals judges question EPA's attempt to cut interstate air pollution

Policy   Policy

A federal appeals court panel on Friday questioned the Environmental Protection Agency about its stalled interstate air pollution regulations, with at least one of the judges sounding a note of skepticism about the agency's latest attempt to lessen smog caused by coal-fired plants.

The judges had stayed the Cross State Air Pollution Rule last December, just two days before EPA was to impose new limits on emissions of smog-forming sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from power plants.

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