DC Court of Appeals Rejects Industry Challenge to Mercury Rule
On December 9, 2011, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Portland Cement Association's attempt to prevent the implementation of long overdue Clean Air Act standards to reduce cement plants' emissions of mercury and other pollutants.
For more than 10 years, Earthjustice representing Friends of Hudson and other groups fought first to force the EPA to write the standard and then intervened when the PCA sued to have it overturned by the courts. The Court of Appeals rejected the Association's claim that the regulations would impose an impossible financial and technical burden on the industry.
This decision is a very significant victory for clean air and public health in the Hudson Valley and around the country. The full text of the Earthjustice press release includes comments by FoH's Susan Falzon.
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