Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule targeting mercury pollution from power plants.

St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy filed a brief Monday with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, challenging the EPA's supplemental finding published earlier in the day.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that the EPA should have considered the costs and benefits before imposing limits on mercury and other air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The high court let the rule stay in effect and sent it back to the federal appeals court in Washington.

The EPA said the regulation of emissions is appropriate and necessary, and that those power plants were properly included for regulation under the Clean Air Act.