Supreme Court GHG Decision Places Appropriate Limits on EPA

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| Source: American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Statement by American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) General Counsel Rich Moskowitz on the Supreme Court decision to deny the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for stationary sources under the Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program:

"We are pleased that the Court has placed appropriate limits on EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. By doing so, the Court makes clear that an agency cannot rewrite the law to advance its political goals. The Clean Air Act PSD program was never intended to regulate pollutants such as carbon dioxide in this fashion. This decision brings us closer to correcting a very costly regulation that would strain states' resources and impose burdensome permitting requirements on some businesses."