Court Denies Request to Delay Pollution Control Upgrades

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a request by Arizona and four utilities, including Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO), to delay Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional haze requirements while litigation against the new rules remains pending.  AEPCO previously appealed the requirements requesting that it use an Arizona Department of Environmental Quality pollution control plan, rather than the EPA’s plan, to save the coop approximately $160 million.  Arizona Range News has more.

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