Reversing Lower Court, Supreme Court Clears Away Key Obstacle to Major Interstate Air Pollution Safeguard
In a victory for clean air and public health, today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision, in which the D.C. Circuit had struck down the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. The rule would prevent up to 34,000 premature deaths each year and provide up to $280 billion in health and environmental benefits by reducing pollution that crosses state lines.
The United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a long-awaited decision rejecting arguments by San Juan County and the State of Utah that Salt Creek Canyon in Canyonlands National Park is a state highway.
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