Reversing a January decision by local U.S. District Court Judge John Preston Bailey, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday that:
. . . . the type of suit brought by Murray Energy and a collection of affiliate companies was not authorized by Congress under the Clean Air Act, and thus the district court did not have jurisdiction to hear the case or order any action by the EPA.
Numerous studies suggest that a majority of readers never get beyond a story's headline. (See here, for instance.) Here are the headlines used by some of the various news sources that covered the decision.
From Courthouse News Service:
Fourth Circuit Sides With EPA Over Coal Jobs Report
From Energy & Environment News:
4th Circuit strikes down Murray Energy job-loss ruling
From the Charleston Gazette-Mail:
4th Circuit overturns Murray victory on EPA coal jobs study
Finally, here is this morning's Wheeling Intelligencer headline for the AP version of this story:
EPA To Consider Impact On Jobs