Friday, March 4, 2016

US Supreme Court backs Obama/EPA strengthened mercury rule

It's a win for clean air and water, and against phony states rights advocacy, too, since toxic mercury emissions do not honor borders drawn on maps:
A month after it hobbled the Obama administration’s signature regulation on climate change, the Supreme Court declined Thursday to block a different air-pollution rule that seeks to cut toxic emissions from the nation’s power plants. 
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. rejected a request to stay the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards rule, adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency three years ago to tighten restrictions on a class of harmful pollutants that are byproducts of burning coal.
The Walkerites have been fighting these public health initiatives for years.

And in many partisan and ideological ways.
EPA to issue rules on smokestack greenhouse gases soon

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