Georgia Attorney General Sues EPA Over New Air Pollution Rule

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has filed a
federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in an
attempt to block a new air pollution regulation.

The suit was filed on Thursday with the District of Columbia
Circuit Court of Appeals.

Georgia is challenging the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which
requires substantial reductions in certain emissions.

The state contends the rule will require major changes in the
way electricity is produced and puts Georgia at a disadvantage by
giving other states more emission credits.

Georgia joins Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia, which have also sued over
the rule.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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