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EPA Loses Round in Legal Battle Over Boiler MACT Rules

3:41 PM MDT | September 27, 2011 | Kara Sissell

U.S. District Court judge Paul Friedman has denied a legal motion by EPA that would have prevented environmental groups from challenging the agency’s request to halt proposed changes to its Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for industrial boilers. The ruling denies a motion by EPA challenging the district court’s jurisdiction in the case. The lawsuit will now move forward in the district court, which will be charged with evaluating the merits of EPA’s request. The ruling, a setback for industry and EPA, is the latest...

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