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Appeals Court Backs EPA on Four Key Climate Rules

2:16 PM MDT | July 2, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld four EPA greenhouse gas rules, including its finding under the Clean Air Act that GHGs endanger the public health. The endangerment finding was the first step necessary for EPA to begin regulating GHGs using its existing Clean Air Act authority. The appeals court also upheld EPA’s related “tailoring rule” which adjusts the applicability standard, meaning only those facilities emitting more than 100,000 tons/year would have to comply with related the climate requirements that will...

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