Court Denies EPA Petition for Extended Boiler MACT Deadline
4:56 PM MST | January 28, 2011 | —Kara Sissell
A federal court has rejected EPA’s request for an 18-month extension for mandating additional reductions in air toxics from industrial boilers. The January 20 decision gives EPA 30 days to finalize the rule. Industry groups and some lawmakers have criticized the court’s decision, saying the rule as currently written will jeopardize thousands of jobs. Inhofe: Lawmakers cannot allow the rule to take effect. EPA says it is “disappointed that the extension was not longer” but that the agency “will work diligently to issue these standards...
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