Please be advised that today, November 25, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order granting petitions for a writ of certiorari for review of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s decision upholding EPA’s mercury and air toxics standards ("MATS") for existing coal- and oil-fired electric generating units ("EGUs"). The Court is limiting review to a single 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.”

To review the order, please click here.

As a part of the Baker Botts Energy Outlook Series, we will be following these proceedings and sending updates as they develop.

For a summary of our previously held conference call on challenges to EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”) for existing coal- and oil-fired electric generating units, please click here.

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