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Re: E-M:/ Engler/Harding Lose at Supreme Court



Hopefully, the state will get the message that suing the EPA is not the most productive use of time and resources. This case is one of ten the state has brought or joined in against the EPA under the Clean Air Act.

Now it is time to bring the stake holders together and determine how we can reduce our emission of ozone causing chemicals to meet the new standards in order to protect public health. In the next year, the state could make a number of decisions that could make it much easier to meet the new standards, including:

All of these actions would reduce emissions of pollutants in a cost effective manner reducing the health care costs for Michigan residents.

Prepared by:

James Clift
Michigan Environmental Council
(517) 487-9539
 
 
 
 

"Alex J. Sagady & Associates" wrote:

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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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Engler/Harding/Extreme Right Lose at U.S. Supreme Court on Challenge
to EPA Clean Air Standards

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the concept that
cost shall not enter into the setting of public
health standards for clean air.

EPA implementation plan for designating areas under the new
standards, however, is overturned and remanded for more
findings consistent with the statute.

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/99-1257.ZS.html#FN1

Under Engler/Harding, Michigan had filed suit to overturn
the health standard set by EPA.

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