Supreme Court strikes down EPA regulation over economic impact
In a decision that could have implications for other EPA regulations, a divided Supreme Court June 29, 2015, struck down a rule regulating mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.
The court majority said EPA had not taken the economic impact of the regulation into consideration at the proper time.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., an advocate of an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, introduced a package of bills she said would continue the development of coal while reducing energy emissions.
“The EPA needs to realize that these commonsense proposals make much more sense for the country than all-or-nothing regulations that don’t consider the real world scenarios businesses and the nation face,” Heitkamp said after the court announced its decision.
–The Hagstrom Report