Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


September 23, 2011
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Pam Bondi Joins Challenge to EPA Cross State Air Pollution Rule

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi, on behalf of the state of Florida, joined Nebraska and five other states in their challenge to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Cross State Air Pollution Rule. Florida’s concerns with the rule include: the failure to allow an adequate opportunity to remedy emission activity independently, the use of questionable methodologies and modeling in analyzing the impact on other states, and the disproportionate required reduction in emissions now being placed on Florida.

“Once again the EPA has imposed costly regulations on Florida based on a flawed process and without first working cooperatively with our state,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We will continue to protect Florida consumers and businesses from unnecessary and costly federal regulation.”

The rule, intended to reduce interstate transport of fine particulate matter and ozone in the eastern United States, is scheduled to go into effect in January 2012.