Pruitt To Appeal Regional Haze Ruling

Oklahoma AG To Appeal Court Ruling On Regional Haze

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.

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