Court won’t hear challenge to Clean Air Act rule


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WASHINGTON (OfficialWire) — The Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to a tough new clean air requirement limiting sulfur dioxide emissions.

The high court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from businesses and industrial interests involving an Environmental Protection Agency regulation setting emission levels of sulfur dioxide, a colorless gas with the smell of rotting eggs. Sulfur dioxide from power plant smokestacks can be carried long distances by wind and weather and has been linked to various illnesses including asthma.

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