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On December 27, EPA proposed to revise the cost finding associated with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) along with the risk and technology review required by the Clean Air Act.  (EPA Announcement).  The action is taken as a result of a 2015 Supreme Court decision, Michigan v. EPA.  The case involved EPA's interpretation of a section of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. §7412(n)(1)(A)), which requires the agency to regulate power plants when "appropriate and necessary,"  The Court held that the agency had interpreted the provision unreasonably when it deemed cost irrelevant to the ...

Attorneys General for eleven states filed a challenge in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeking to vacate a recently announced 2-year delay in implementation of chemical safety rules. (Reuters). EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt initially announced a delay in the rule in March and then promulgated a rule modification announced in June which provides that the rule will not become effective before February, 2019. (The Hill). In the interim, the Agency will assess the rule's potential impact on businesses.

The rule was finalized at the end of the Obama ...

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