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Coal Mining Giants Jump to EPA’s Defense in Power Rule Fight

Aug. 8, 2019, 4:17 PM

The EPA’s replacement of Obama-era power plant carbon controls has some new courtroom defenders: coal mining giants Murray Energy Corp. and Westmoreland Mining Holdings LLC, as well as major utility American Electric Power.

The companies each moved Aug. 7 to intervene in the lawsuit over the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule, which repeals and replaces the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity also requested to join the lawsuit to defend the new EPA rule.

The 2015 Clean Power Plan set first-time limits on carbon dioxide emissions from ...