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NATIONAL MINING ASSOC. v. EPA

Docket No.: 14-49
Certiorari Granted: November 25, 2014
Argued: March 25, 2015
Consolidated with: Docket No. 14-46, 14-47

PartyNames: National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al.
Petitioner: National Mining Association
Respondent: Environmental Protection Agency, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Citation: 748 F.3d 1222
Supreme Court Docket

National Mining Association
v.
Environmental Protection Agency, et al.
Consideration Limited:

WHETHER THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY UNREASONABLY REFUSED TO CONSIDER COSTS IN DETERMINING WHETHER IT IS APPROPRIATE TO REGULATE HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS EMITTED BY ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

Question Presented:

Whether an administrative agency, when authorized by Congress to regulate only if "appropriate," can deem the cost of the regulation irrelevant, with the result that, by the agency's own estimate, regulatory costs outweigh benefits by almost two thousand to one. GRANTED LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHETHER THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY UNREASONABLY REFUSED TO CONSIDER COSTS IN DETERMINING WHETHER IT IS APPROPRIATE TO REGULATE HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS EMITTED BY ELECTRIC UTILITIES.

NATIONAL MINING ASSOC. v. EPA
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 25, 2015

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