Friday, July 04, 2008

Georgia Court Carbon Dioxide Ruling Will Be Overturned

Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore ruled this week that the proposed 1,200 megawatt Dynergy Inc/LS Power Group coal-burning power plant cannot proceed unless its carbon dioxide emissions are limited. She relied on the April 2007 Supreme Court decision for her ruling.

The Supreme Court in a 2007 decision required EPA to determine whether carbon dioxide endangers public health or welfare. EPA has yet to issue a rulemaking so the court is ahead of the regulating agency. This is the reason the George Ruling will be overturned on appeal. (The Wall Street Journal 7/1/08)

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