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Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule
Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule

The Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the prospect they may block the strict emissions standards for coal-fired power plants. At issue is a rule, decades in the making, which would forbid these generating units from releasing mercury, arsenic and dozens of other hazardous pollutants into the air. The regulation, adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2012 and slated to take effect this year, has been lauded by public health experts who say it will save thousands of lives and benefit hundreds of thousands of asthma sufferers. Twenty-one states with Republican...

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