TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi, on behalf of the state of
Florida, joined Nebraska and six other states in their challenge to the
Federal Environmental Protection Agency Cross State Air Pollution Rule.
Florida’s concerns with the rule include: the failure to allow an adequate
opportunity to remedy emission activity independently, the use of
questionable methodologies and modeling in analyzing the impact on other
states, and the disproportionate required reduction in emissions now being
placed on Florida.
“Once again the EPA has imposed costly regulations on Florida based on a
flawed process and without first working cooperatively with our state,”
stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We will continue to protect Florida
consumers and businesses from unnecessary and costly federal regulation.”
The rule, intended to reduce interstate transport of fine particulate
matter and ozone in the eastern United States, is scheduled to go into
effect in January 2012.
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Jennifer Krell Davis