In a complaint filed Aug. 1, Indiana filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Prior to Indiana's lawsuit, 11 other states had also filed lawsuits agains the EPA. Indiana is challenging the federal government's authority to regulate greenhouse gases rather than challenging the rule itself.
EPA regulations that limit greenhouse gases would increase electric bills for Indiana industries and households, and while it is a proposed rule at this point, Indiana's challenge would halt it before it becomes a final rule.
To read more about this issue, check out this article in the Indiana Lawyer. IndyBar members Jeffrey Stemerick of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and Amy Romig of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP are quoted in the piece.
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