The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today granted the request for a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, which was to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012.
The court decided to stay the rule until it determines whether or not the rule is lawful.
Earlier this fall, Luminant and multiple other petitioners filed motions to stay the rule because of the irreparable harm it would cause to our company and others.
Today's decision allows valued employees across our system to continue working on important generation, mining and other operations. It also allows Luminant's Monticello units 1 and 2 to continue operating and providing needed generation for the Texas electric market.
The company intends to continue closely evaluating business and operational decisions given that this stay does not invalidate the rule, but delays a decision on its implementation until a final court ruling is issued.