[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday upheld [opinion, PDF] regulations [text] issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] that would limit mercury emissions and other hazardous pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The decision may have the effect [Reuters report] of shutting down certain coal-fired plants due to the costs of complying with the EPA rule. However, the court said that the Clean Air Act "neither requires EPA to...

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