Federal appeals court hands win to Arkansas in fight with EPA

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A Federal Appeals Court has told the EPA it was wrong to deny Arkansas’s plan to implement the Clean Air Act standards for ozone emissions.

The court blocked the EPA”s disapproval in what Attorney General Tim Griffin called a win over regulatory overreach.

The order from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was only two sentences. It came after Arkansas filed suit in February against the EPA over its decision to turn down the state’s plan to comply with federal emissions rules.

The rules are intended to prevent power plants and industrial sites from polluting other states, including its neighbor Oklahoma.

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