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Court backs EPA limits

Emission cap to aid Adirondacks

This July 1, 2013, file photo shows smoke rising from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont.
Photographer: The Associated Press
This July 1, 2013, file photo shows smoke rising from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont.
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In a major anti-pollution ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday backed federally imposed limits on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and burden downwind areas with bad air from power plants they can’t control. The 6-2 ruling was an important victory for the Obama administration in controlling emissions from power plants in 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states that contribute to soot and smog along the East Coast. It also capped a decadeslong effort by the ...

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