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US court overturns coal pollution ruling | guardian.co.uk

Columbia appeals court strikes down key Obama-administration rule requiring coal-fired power plants to cut emissions

A US appeals court overturned a key Obama administration rule to reduce harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants on Tuesday.

The Columbia district circuit appeals court said in a 2-1 decision that the Environmental Protection Agency had exceeded its mandate with the rule, which was to limit sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants in 28 mostly eastern states and Texas.

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