April 27, 2017 / 7:54 PM / 4 months ago

Appeals court grants Trump request to delay mercury air pollution case

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday granted a request made by the Trump administration to put litigation on hold in which states and industry groups are challenging an Obama administration pollution control rule for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit canceled oral arguments that were due to take place on May 18. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said it wants to review the rule. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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