Huge Legal Ruling Blocks All US Coal Development

November 14, 2008 at 12:56 am Leave a comment

this is huge!  still trying to determine exactly what it means for the coal plants that we’re currently fighting, but hopefully it will help slow and eventually stop all of them!!
BREAKING NEWS: The Sierra Club just won a HUGE legal victory in a coal permitting case at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board.
The ruling in the Bonanza coal plant permitting case (pdf) ruled with the Club’s lawyers that since the Mass. v EPA Supreme Court ruling said Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant under the Clean Air Act, new coal-fired power plants must implement “Best Available Control Technology” (BACT for short) for CO2.
While the Sierra Club’s legal team and other lawyers are still determining the full implications of the decision, it appears that this decision will essentially stop all new coal plant permitting dead in it’s tracks for at least a year as EPA decides what BACT means in the context of CO2.
http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2008/11/13/huge-legal-ruling-blocks-all-us-coal-development/
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