Is the Supreme Court going to support the EPA in cross-state air pollution? « Hot Air: "The Environmental Protection Agency had its day in court today — which was merely one of the many before the highest court in the land this administration’s top environmental regulator has already had — this time arguing that the “good neighbor” provision of the Clean Air Act bestows them with the authority to selectively regulate the emissions of certain states that interfere with any downwind states’ ability to meet the allowed allotments for various pollutants. The biggest application of the provision, officially known as the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, would be in forcing states that produce more coal pollution to cap their emissions — and the two major options for reducing those emissions are either retrofitting power plants with costly pollution control technology, or shutting ‘em down completely.
On Monday, eight Northeastern governors (all of which are Democrats) submitted a petition to the EPA urging them to double down on the harsher air regulations for nine Rust Belt and Appalachian states."
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