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Justices appear split on EPA plan for cutting toxic energy-plant emissions

25 Mar 2015 7:16 PM | Anonymous

 The Obama administration’s plan to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants encountered a wall of skepticism from the Supreme Court’s most conservative justices Wednesday. The justices questioned whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account costs when it first decided to regulate the emissions. The agency said it was supposed to consider only health consequences and whether technology was available to correct the problem. It says costs were to be considered only when implementing the standards the plants were supposed to achieve.   Washington Post.   Read More


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