Press Release

US Supreme Court Affirms US EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

For Immediate Release
April 29, 2014

Statement of Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center on Today’s U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 Decision Upholding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for cleaner Great Lakes, and for safer public health for all. The Supreme Court has affirmed the U.S. EPA’s legal authority to implement the Clean Air Act to reduce pollution that causes soot and smog, and that exacerbates asthma and other respiratory ailments.”

“It’s past time to allow the U.S. EPA to move forward in sensible ways that protect public health and the environment, while providing predictability and certainty for businesses.”