"Court Orders EPA to Impose Power Plant Water Pollution Rule"

"WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must meet a court-ordered deadline to issue regulations that clean up power plant water pollution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled [Tuesday]. The decision turns back an attempt by the utility industry to avoid the financial and operational burdens of the regulations."

"On Friday, the EPA proposed a series of regulatory options for controlling pollution from power plants, such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium, released into waterways by coal ash, air pollution control waste and other waste from steam electric power plants.

Today's decision rejects utility industry efforts to derail the schedule for finalizing a rule in May 2014."

Environment News Service had the story April 23, 2013.

Source: ENS, 04/24/2013