On April 5 and 8, eight suits were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solid waste incinerators performance standards. The EPA released a final rule on February 7, and the agency anticipates it will cost the industry $275 million per year to adopt the rule by either installing controls or finding alternative disposal options. Seven of the cases are expected to be consolidated; the lead case will likely be the suit filed by the Portland Cement Association. An eighth case was filed by a coalition consisting of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, the Clean Air Council, the Desert Citizens against Pollution, Downwinders at Risk, the Environmental Integrity Project, the Huron Environmental Activist League, Montanans against Toxic Burning, the Partnership for Policy Integrity, and the Sierra Club.