Chambers of Commerce Challenge EPA Air Pollution Rules
The Chambers’ brief argues that if the EPA is allowed to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, it will affect tens of thousands of jobs and a variety of industries. Natural gas generation, steel mills, refineries, and plastics manufacturing will all have to adjust to the new regulations. “There are serious questions regarding whether industry is prepared to absorb the additional costs associated with these mandates — particularly in light of a $290 billion wave of energy-related regulations over the last four years from EPA and the Department of Energy combined,” it reads.
Challengers to the law include Entergy, Luminant, the United Mineworkers of America and other business groups. The Supreme Court is expected to rule in the case by the end of June.
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