A federal appeals court has overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
In response to a lawsuit by Connecticut and ten other states, the EPA is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air.
Connecticut and federal officials are taking action against the owners of a former power plant in New Haven because of problems with the disposal of toxic materials.
A federal court Friday put on hold a controversial Obama administration regulation aimed at reducing power plant pollution in 27 states that contributes to unhealthy air downwind in states like Connecticut.
The Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states that contributes to unhealthy air downwind. But the rule’s effect in Connecticut differs from an earlier proposal.
The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by Connecticut and other states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.