Aug 21, 2013 8:07 PM CDT
By Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he will appeal the ruling a three-judge federal panel that rejected a challenge to the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s regional haze rule.
Pruitt said Monday that he disagrees with the ruling and will ask for a hearing before the full appeals court in Denver.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled 2-1 in July that the EPA has the authority to implement its own plan to limit sulfur dioxide emissions. The ruling came in a lawsuit by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company that alleged the EPA rule is more stringent than the state’s proposed plan and that implementing it would usurp state authority.