In July 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the primary standards but sent secondary
Last week's Supreme Court ruling finally allows EPA to do its job on the related front of regulating air pollution that crosses state borders. That science-based, interstate enforcement effort alone, EPA research contends, will avoid somewhere between 13,000 and 34,000 premature deaths each year.
Of greater danger than any real or imagined war on coal is the war on environmental regulation that the extremists in Congress and on the lunatic right are pushing. Environmental law and regulation is as fundamental to our health as traffic lights are to safety on the roads.