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EPA appeals court ruling on pollution from coal plants

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency asked Friday for a full-court review of a decision by a three-judge panel that threw out a rule designed to cut pollution from coal-fired power plants.

The agency, in a filing in the US Court of Appeals in Washington, said the judges in the 2-1 ruling striking down its cross-state air pollution rule developed ‘‘regulatory policy out of whole cloth’’ in violation of their role of review.

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