"Air Pollution: Court Rebuffs EPA Bid To Shelve Texas Haze Plan"

"U.S. EPA cannot sidestep a court-approved deal to address air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Texas, a federal court has ruled.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday rejected an eleventh-hour bid by the Trump administration to set aside an upcoming deadline to submit a cleanup plan for Texas to meet haze reduction requirements.

The plan is required under a 2012 consent decree reached after environmentalists challenged EPA for dragging its feet on addressing Texas pollution when the state failed to submit its own cleanup plan under the agency's regional haze program."

Ellen M. Gilmer reports for Greenwire September 1, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 09/05/2017