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Court Rejects Industry Attack on Carbon Pollution Protections


WASHINGTON D.C. -- Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected industry attacks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants. Industry challenged the proposed protections in an effort to prevent the EPA from issuing a final standard, but the court tossed out the challenge. 


In response, Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune issued the following statement:


“Today the D.C. Circuit Court rejected polluters’ latest attack on clean air, clearing the way for the Environmental Protection Agency to continue its work of protecting Americans’ health and well-being.

“After a year of extreme weather -- from a devastating drought, to raging wildfires, and the calamitous Superstorm Sandy -- it is clearer than ever that we must take action to reduce climate-disrupting carbon pollution. We look forward to EPA finalizing this crucial standard, and we will continue to support their critically important work against industry attacks.”