NEWS: Biden Administration to Defend Trump-Era Utah Air Pollution Rule

By Bloomberg Law
Maya Earls
December 13, 2021

A Trump administration rule that removed pollution reduction measures on two coal plants in Utah will receive the Biden administration’s backing, according to a filing in the Tenth Circuit.

The Environmental Protection Agency told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that it failed to see a way to resolve a legal challenge to the rule filed by environmental groups. The EPA will respond to the groups’ claims in their petition for review by April 2022, according to the Dec. 10 filing.

Heal Utah, the Sierra Club, and two other groups filed their petition after the EPA issued …

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