Appeals Court Scraps Trump Rule that Limited Emission Regulation

April 5, 2021, 10:38 PM

Federal appellate judges on Monday vacated a last-minute Trump administration rule that limited facilities that the government could regulate for carbon emissions.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit fulfilled a Biden administration request to voluntarily scrap the limit tacked on to rules for new and modified stationary carbon sources.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency asked the court to vacate the “Significant Contribution Rule” last month. The EPA claimed that the agency did not go through the required public comment period before issuing the rule.
  • Only sources that contribute 3% or more of total U.S. greenhouse gas ...

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