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EPA must consider jobs impact of coal regulation - judge
October 19, 2016 / 11:11 AM / a year ago

EPA must consider jobs impact of coal regulation - judge

The Environmental Protection Agency must take into account job losses and shifts when evaluating the impact of its regulations on the coal industry, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in West Virginia ruled on Monday the EPA has a nondiscretionary duty under the Clean Air Act to perform ongoing evaluations of potential job losses and had failed to do so.

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