WASHINGTON, D.C. --(ENEWSPF)--June 13, 2016. The United States Supreme Court decided to reject another polluter-backed challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) today. The court refused the state of Michigan’s request to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision to leave these vital public health protections in place, while the EPA responded to the Supreme Court’s decision last year in Michigan v. EPA to create an additional assessment of MATS’ costs to industry.
MATS requires coal- and oil-fired power plants to significantly reduce their emissions of toxic . . .