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Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Pa., scheduled to be closed next month. Photo: Wikimedia Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Pa., scheduled to close next month. Photo: Wikimedia

In yet another state- and locality-driven legal maneuver aimed at environmental protection, both New York State and New York City have asked to intervene in three federal cases in which coal mining companies and other industry interests are challenging the EPA’s legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants under section 111 of the Clean Air Act, according to city Law Department news release and a copy of the motion to intervene.

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Jason Grant

Jason Grant is a staff writer covering legal stories and cases for the New York Law Journal, the National Law Journal and Law.com, and a former practicing attorney. He's written and reported previously for the New York Times, the Star-Ledger, the L.A. Times and other publications. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter, pls find him @JasonBarrGrant

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