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U.S. appeals court upholds EPA’s hazardous air pollution rule

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for the Obama administration, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a regulation that would limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants, starting next year. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

Appeals court sides with railroads in class action suit against fuel surcharge conspiracy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Friday vacated a trial court’s decision to certify a class action against railroad companies, a procedural win for the companies in a case about whether they illegally colluded to fix the price of fuel surcharges. A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court…

Appeals court upholds Bush-era ozone regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday partially upheld Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by the George W. Bush administration that set standards for ozone pollution. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit remanded a portion of the regulations back to the agency for…

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