Mercury Emissions

Supreme Court: EPA Must Consider Costs In Power Plant Rule


The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Michigan v. EPA, reversing a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and holding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must consider costs of compliance before deciding whether to regulate hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted from power plants.


The Supreme Court dealt a major blow for clean energy companies by voting against mercury regulations as part of the Clean Air Act. “The Supreme Court ruled Monday the EPA has to factor in the costs of regulations aimed at curtailing mercury and other toxins from coal-burning power plants. Shares of the iShares Global Clean… Keep reading →