Saturday, December 31, 2011

Common-Sense Blackrobes KO EPA Coal-Burner Rule

Last-minute intervention:

A federal court Friday put on hold a controversial Obama administration regulation aimed at reducing power plant pollution in 27 states.

More than a dozen electric power companies including We Energies, municipal power plant operators and states had sought to delay the rules until the litigation plays out. A federal appeals court in Washington approved their request Friday.

These are the MACT rules. 


Deekaman said...

I am not optimistic on all. The courts have not been real good at striking down regulations solely on cost. There is a Constitutional issue here, but not one with which the SCOTUS will kill this one.

Jim said...

Delay tactics. Seems like abuse of process to me.