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Dissatisfied outlook on MATS ruling

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World Coal,

Advanced Emissions Solutions is disappointed with the US Supreme Court’s ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to reconsider the Mercury Air Toxics Rule (MATS).

L. Heath Sampson, President and CEO of the Company stated: "Although this decision is disappointing, the most important unanswered question is whether the D.C. Circuit Court will allow the EPA to keep the regulation in effect until the cost analysis is complete. Until the D.C. Circuit Court concludes on this, the MATS rule is still in effect and will continue to apply. We expect that today's ruling will have no impact to our refined coal business and note that many utilities that use refined coal are located in states with their own mercury rules, and further, that many utilities were using refined coal well before the MATS rule was enacted. In looking at our other businesses, the ruling may result in delays for some of our MATS compliance products in states without their own mercury rules; however, it is premature to assess until we know what the D.C. Circuit Court will ask of the EPA. The company looks forward to continuing to help our customers meet both new and existing regulations for a variety of pollutants."

Edited from Press Release by Harleigh Hobbs

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