"The ruling couldn't mitigate all of the injustice wrought by the regulation. Utilities have to plan years in advance, and judicial review of [mercury and air toxics standards] took more than three years," said William Yeatman, a fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute. "The unfortunate result is that the preponderance of regulated entities already complied with the rule. That an illegal rule was allowed to have such a consequence is an injustice."
"That news is only the latest costly reminder that Energy Department bureaucrats shouldn't be running a taxpayer-backed investment bank for green energy," Yeatman said in an email.