WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. EPA has projected that this critical clean air safeguard would prevent roughly 34,000 premature deaths annually by cutting emissions of smog- and soot-forming pollution from power plants in the central and eastern regions of the country.
Julian Boggs, federal global warming program director for Environment America, issued the following statement in response:
“Today’s court ruling is a huge victory for clean air. Americans will breathe cleaner air now that polluters’ attempts to undermine commonsense clean air safeguards have been defeated. This action will improve the lives of millions of Americans who live downwind of dangerous power plant pollution.”