[permaculture] CNN.com - Court blocks EPA from easing pollution rules - Mar 17, 2006
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfl at intrex.net
Fri Mar 17 19:54:23 EST 2006
Court blocks EPA from easing pollution rules
Appeals panel: White House-backed change violates Clean Air Act
Friday, March 17, 2006; Posted: 6:38 p.m. EST (23:38 GMT)
ALBANY, New York (AP) -- A federal appeals court blocked the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday from easing
clean-air rules on aging power plants, refineries and factories, one of the regulatory changes that had been among the
White House's environmental priorities.
The rules, strongly supported by industry representatives, would have allowed older plants to modernize without having
to install advanced pollution controls.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington declared that the EPA rules violate the Clean Air Act and that only Congress can
authorize such changes.
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