WASHINGTON, April 18 A U.S. appeals court on
Friday largely upheld new emissions standards aimed at curbing
pollution from the nation's cement plants.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Circuit rejected a challenge by environmental groups that the
emissions standards were not stringent enough.
But the court handed the challengers a partial victory by
ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could not
carve out a special legal defense for plant operators to cite if
they are sued in the event of a plant malfunction.
(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Sandra Maler)