Infignos Media -- buyersUSA Consulting
15 Radio Streams
Click Here
Home Search
Advertise Here

From Auto, Transportation and Travel - Airlines / Aviation

Brought to you by Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center

RMC's mission is to provide advanced health care of the highest quality with compassion and integrity to every patient.Over 185 physicians & most major specialties comprise Regional Medical Center’s medical


EPA asks appeals court for a rehearing on the Cross State Air Pollution Rule

Mon, 8 Oct 2012 00:56:47 EST

Environmental Defense Fund is strongly supporting today's announcement that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for a full court rehearing of lawsuits against the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

'EPA's request for rehearing en banc is anchored in the plain terms of the statute, the court's own case law and the imperative to enforce the good neighbor protections under the nation's clean air laws,' said Sean Donahue. 'As set out in Judge Rogers' compelling dissent, the panel's decision ran roughshod over basic jurisdictional requirements and left millions of Americans unprotected from harmful upwind air pollution.'

A three-judge panel of the Appeals Court, comprised of Judges Rogers, Griffith, and Kavanaugh, heard arguments on legal challenges to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule in April.

EDF together with the American Lung Association, the Clean Air Council, NRDC and Sierra Club intervened in the case in support of EPA -- as did nine states, the District of Columbia, five major cities, and several major power companies. (Read more about court arguments or read the court briefs on our website).

In August, a deeply divided court vacated and remanded the rule. Today, EPA filed a petition for an en banc hearing – which means they've asked the entire Appeals Court to rehear the case.

In its petition, EPA says:

'The panel's decision upends the appropriate relationship of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government by rewriting clear legislation, ignoring explicit statutory jurisdictional limits, and stepping into the realm of matters reserved by Congress and the courts to the technical expertise of administrative agencies. Especially in light of the enormous public health and regulatory significance of the Transport Rule, these clearly are issues of 'exceptional importance.'

(You can read EPA's full petition here)

EDF is planning to join a coalition public health and environmental groups to again intervene the case in support of EPA. EDF's petition will be available soon.

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule would tighten limits on the amount of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution that power plants in 27 eastern states are allowed to emit. That pollution drifts across the borders of those states, and exposes 240 million Americans in the 'downwind' states of the Eastern U.S. to dangerous – and sometimes lethal – levels of particulate and smog pollution.

If upheld by the full court, the health and economic benefits of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will be enormous. Starting in 2014, the rule would:

• Save up to 34,000 lives per year
• Prevent 400,000 asthma attacks per year
• Avoid 1.8 million sick days per year
• Provide benefits of $120 to $280 billion per year

Read more about the benefits of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, including state-by-state-benefits, on our website.

Environmental Defense Fund (, a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships.

Source: WebWire

From Our Blogs

Three Simple Ways to Trim Monthly Expenses

You can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future.

Time and Money-Saving Holiday Gift Ideas

The savings experts at Dollar General have a few gift ideas that are easy and fun to get you in the

Delight the Five Senses this Holiday Season

Turn your gifts, celebrations and home décor into a festive feast for the five senses.

Super Simple Tips to Manage and Help Prevent Diabetes

It’s no surprise that diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001

Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.

Sunny King Honda

Come in for special pricing and financing. Special APR as low as 0.9%. 2580 US Highway 78 East, Anniston. 256-343-4216.

ERA King Real Estate

We bring the world to Alabama's doorstep. Offices in Birmingham, Anniston, Gadsden, and Lincoln. Call us at 256-831-5656 or visit us at

Artificial Limb & Brace

At Artificial Limb & Brace Center, it is our mission to provide people with orthotic and prosthetic services and products using the most reliable technology to give them the best results possible. Call us at 256-236-2562.