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API welcomes high court decision

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The API has welcomed a decision by the US Supreme Court to consider arguments against the EPA’s approach to regulating GHG emissions from stationary sources, such as refineries. Today, the court granted the trade association’s petition for a hearing on EPA rules that require complex and lengthy permits to build or modify facilities that emit GHGs. The API was joined by a coalition of leading manufacturing associations and pointed out that the EPA’s rules overstep the authority granted by Congress in the Clear Air Act.

API comments

‘The EPA is seeking to regulate US manufacturing in a way that Congress never planned and never intended,’ said Harry Ng, API vice president and general counsel. ‘The Clean Air Act clearly only requires preconstruction permits for six specific emissions that impact national air quality not greenhouse gases.

That kind of overreach can have enormous implications on US competitiveness and the prices that consumers pay for fuel and manufactured goods. We’re pleased that the court has agreed to review our petition, alongside several others, and we look forward to presenting our case.’

Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.

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