Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman issued the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that had vacated the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cross-state air pollution rule:
"I commend the Supreme Court for accepting the interstate air pollution case. The EPA regulation struck down in an aberrant D.C. Circuit decision can save tens of thousands of lives each year. It's good news for everyone with lungs that the Supreme Court will be taking a second look at the case."