Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Giving States Second Chances At Emissions Plans

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Supreme Court Reverses Ruling Giving States Second Chances At Emissions Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a 6-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 29 reversed a District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision that states are excused from adopting implementation plans prohibiting emissions that "contribute significantly" to air pollution in other states until after the agency has adopted a rule quantifying each state's interstate pollution obligations (Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, et al., No. 12-1182, U.S. Sup.).

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