EPA's boiler-rule delay acknowledges industry concerns, legal worries

05/18/2011 | FoxNews.com

The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to delay emissions rules for industrial boilers was a recognition of the potential impact on industry and legal and legislative challenges ahead, according to this article. The EPA noted the need for additional comment, saying, "Justice requires postponing the effectiveness of these rules." On the legal front, "[I]f EPA hadn't issued the reconsideration, the Boiler MACT rule would have been challenged in court ... if not by Congress first," said Dave Conover, a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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