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Appellate Judges Wrestle With Scope Of TSCA Exclusion For Ammunition

Appellate judges at Oct. 24 oral arguments wrestled with the scope of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) exclusion for items that are taxed as ammunition, suggesting the exclusion could hinder advocates' suit seeking TSCA regulation of lead bullets while also questioning whether EPA's reliance on the exclusion is too broad.

McCarthy Rejects Concerns ESPS Fails To Credit States' Early Action

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is rejecting concerns that EPA's greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for existing utilities does not sufficiently credit early actions from her home state of Massachusetts and other leading states, arguing their early efforts at regulating GHGs and increasing renewables and energy efficiency have already provided significant benefits.

Absent National Rule, Environmentalists Seek Stricter Stormwater Permits

In the wake of EPA's decision earlier this year to shelve its rule requiring stormwater retention at new construction sites nationwide, environmentalists are pursuing a broad strategy of pressing states and EPA to tighten requirements in individual stormwater permits while eyeing new action on rejected petitions that sought permits for currently unregulated stormwater runoff.
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