The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., Paving the Way to Further Use of Cap-and-Trade Programs to Control Emissions of SO2 and NOx from Electric Power Plants

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Yesterday, Pillsbury attorneys Peter Wyckoff, Mike Barr, Jeff Knight, Anthony Cavender, and Matt Morrison published their advisory titled The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., Paving the Way to Further Use of Cap-and-Trade Programs to Control Emissions of SO2 and NOx from Electric Power Plants. The Advisory discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s April 24, 6-2 decision, in EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182, 572 U. S. ____, 2014 WL 1672044 (2014), upholding EPA’s latest version of a regional cap-and-trade program under the federal Clean Air Act to control those electric power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (S02) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that contribute to interstate formation of fine particle and ozone (smog) pollution.

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