Related Links: Link to U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opinion EPA page on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards In a blow to industry, a three-judge panel from a federal appeals court has upheld an Environmental Protection Agency’s rule governing air emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants.The next step in the case for the energy companies, states and industry groups that challenged the EPA rule could be an appeal for a re-hearing by the full court. According to at least one of the parties in the case, a decision has not yet been made on an appeal.The
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.