"EPA Considers Repealing Two Obama Air Pollution Rules"

"The Trump administration is considering whether to repeal or revise two major Obama administration regulations limiting air pollution from large sources.

Justice Department attorneys asked the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit late Tuesday to delay scheduled oral arguments in two separate cases involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules.

The most major action concerns the landmark 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, one of the most costly Obama administration rules that has been responsible for shutting down hundreds of coal-fired power plants."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill April 18, 2017.


"EPA Seeks To Scuttle Cleanup Of Coal Power Plant Pollution" (AP)

"EPA Seeks Delay Over Rule Curbing Coal Plants’ Toxic Pollution" (Washington Post)

Source: The Hill, 04/19/2017