US Senator seeks to halt EPA mercury rule, NMA files suit

“The failure of the United States Senate to rein in the Obama EPA is having a devastating impact on the pocketbooks of American families and threatens the jobs and livelihoods of millions of Americans,” Sen. Inhofe said in a statement.

Platts reports:

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule to limit mercury emissions and air toxics from power plants nationwide attracted a push back Thursday from Capitol Hill and industry, which fears the mandate will drive up operating costs and compromise reliability.

The National Mining Association filed suit against EPA over its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit only hours after the rule was published in the Federal Register, initiating a 60-day period for opponents to file litigation and administrative petitions for reconsideration with the agency regarding concerns about the rule. The rule takes effect April 16.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma filed a joint resolution of disapproval, S.J. Res. 37, under the Congressional Review Act, in an effort to stop the rule…

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One thought on “US Senator seeks to halt EPA mercury rule, NMA files suit”

  1. Inhofe is a dumass. He voted FOR the CAAA of 1990. The very statute he voted for REQUIRES EPA to do exactly what it did. The court has told EPA to follow the statute (after both Clinton and Bush attempted to evade it). Inhofe needs to work to undo the mistake he made back in 1990. Will Inhofe confess like Gingrich has that he made a mistake?

    Inhofe is tilting against wind mills merely to save his reputation.

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