Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Statement by American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) General Counsel Rich Moskowitz on the Supreme Court decision today to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of greenhouse gas regulations (GHG) for stationary sources:
“We are pleased that the Court will review EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. EPA’s interpretation of this program would transform a permitting regime designed by Congress to address the largest industrial sources’ emissions of criteria pollutants into a far reaching regulatory program that potentially applies to thousands of small sources that Congress never intended to be subjected to onerous permitting requirements.
“EPA does not have the authority to rewrite specific statutory emission limits in an effort to avoid the absurd results created by its attempt to use GHGs as a regulatory trigger under the PSD program. Today’s decision by the Court brings us one step closer to correcting a very costly regulation that will put significant strain on every state’s resources.”