Flash Flood Warning issued July 20 at 2:35PM MDT expiring July 20 at 5:30PM MDT in effect for: Rio Blanco
Flash Flood Warning issued July 20 at 2:34PM MDT expiring July 20 at 5:30PM MDT in effect for: Dolores, San Miguel
Flash Flood Warning issued July 20 at 1:42PM MDT expiring July 20 at 4:45PM MDT in effect for: San Miguel
Areal Flood Advisory issued July 20 at 1:18PM MDT expiring July 20 at 3:15PM MDT in effect for: Mesa
Flash Flood Watch issued July 20 at 4:05AM MDT expiring July 21 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, San Miguel
The Obama administration is appealing a federal appeals court ruling that overturned its regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said in August the Environmental Protection Agency's cross-state air pollution rule exceeded EPA's authority.
The EPA asked the entire appeals court Friday to reconsider the case. The eight active judges will decide whether to do so. The agency said the panel had rewritten clear legislation, ignored jurisdictional limits, and waded into matters that Congress and the courts have left to the technical expertise of agencies.
The panel faulted the EPA for imposing "massive emissions reduction requirements" on upwind states without regard to limits imposed by law.