Federal judge dismisses suit over haze rule | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Federal judge dismisses suit over haze rule

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:47 AM

The Sierra Club reports that federal Judge Leon Holmes has dismissed a lawsuit by Nucor Steel challenging an EPA plan to reduce haze in Arkansas through new pollution controls.

The Sierra Club had forced the EPA to draft a haze plan, due to be finalized Aug. 31, by suing over failrue of the state and federal pollution agencies to address haze pollution in parks and wilderness areas. Nucor then sued, claiming EPA had no authority to issue rules.

Glen Hooks, the Sierra Club's director in Arkansas, said:

"Today's decision is another victory for clean air in Arkansas. The federal court has confirmed that EPA has an unambiguous and mandatory duty under the Clean Air Act to finalize a plan that will put Arkansas's dirtiest coal plants on a path to retirement, while improving air quality in the Upper Buffalo and Caney Creek. The Sierra Club celebrates this decision and looks forward to a cleaner, healthier Arkansas."

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