Court Orders EPA to Move Forward on Power Plant Water Pollution Rule

Last week, EPA proposed multi-option rule; this week, federal court denies industry challenge to scuttle that rulemaking

April 23, 2013

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s second highest court issued a decision today that ensures the Environmental Protection Agency will have to meet a court-ordered deadline to issue regulations that finally clean up power plant water pollution. Last Friday, the EPA proposed a series of regulatory options for this pollution, and today’s decision rejects utility industry efforts to derail the schedule for finalizing a rule in May, 2014.

For the press release and link to the opinion, click here.