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Good Neighbor Rule Overturned

Supreme Court Rulings Challenge EPA Authority, Sparking Environmental Concerns

July 1, 2024
Recent decisions block cross-state pollution rule and overturn longstanding regulatory doctrine.

Two U.S. Supreme Court rulings last week could put environmental protections in jeopardy that impact industrial sectors, including the chemical industry. The court blocked the EPA’s “good neighbor” rule on June 27, a law restricting emissions from power plants and industrial sources that drift across state lines and cause smog pollution, reports Oil & Gas Journal, an Endeavor Business Media publication.

About the Author

Jonathan Katz | Executive Editor

Jonathan Katz, executive editor, brings nearly two decades of experience as a B2B journalist to Chemical Processing magazine. He has expertise on a wide range of industrial topics. Jon previously served as the managing editor for IndustryWeek magazine and, most recently, as a freelance writer specializing in content marketing for the manufacturing sector.

His knowledge areas include industrial safety, environmental compliance/sustainability, lean manufacturing/continuous improvement, Industry 4.0/automation and many other topics of interest to the Chemical Processing audience.

When he’s not working, Jon enjoys fishing, hiking and music, including a small but growing vinyl collection.

Jon resides in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.

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