Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated cases of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, and National… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the consolidated cases of Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, and National Mining Association. v. EPA. The cases concern the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 rule regulating mercury emissions at power plants and whether the EPA should have taken costs into account when it first decided to regulate emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from power plants, or if public health risks were the only consideration under the Clean Air Act. The legal question focuses on the interpretation of the law which states that the regulations are to be “appropriate and necessary.”

The EPA’s rules were scheduled to take effect in April 2015 and be fully in place by 2016. Three separate cases involving 21 states and industry groups were consolidated into this single 90-minute argument.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak. close

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Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency Oral Argument

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Program ID:
325015-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2015 | 4:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 30, 2015 | 1:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Mar 31, 2015 | 4:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 06, 2015 | 6:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 08, 2015 | 3:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2015 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 29, 2015 | 6:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 30, 2015 | 1:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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