Court blocks EPA clean air rule in last-minute order

Efforts by U.S. regulators to cut air pollution from coal-fired power plants faced a setback on Dec. 30 when a federal appeals court issued a last-minute order delaying their January 1 implementation.

The U.S. District Court of Appeals granted a request to stay the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) pending further court review.

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