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Supreme Court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution rule

 The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in Poca, West Virginia May 18, 2014. Reuters/Robert Galbraith
The John Amos coal-fired power plant is seen behind a home in Poca, West Virginia May 18, 2014. Reuters/Robert Galbraith
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

In a blow to the administration, the justices said in a brief order they would review an April ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that upheld the rule.

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