10th Circuit Ruling May Force Broader EPA Review Of State Air Permits

July 6, 2020
A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit likely will force EPA to take a broader look at states’ decisions when they craft Clean Air Act permits, partially scaling back the Trump administration’s policy of not “second-guessing” state regulators’ decisions and giving environmentalists more opportunities to challenge such permits. In a unanimous July 2 ruling in Sierra Club v. EPA, et al., a three-judge panel of the court rejects EPA’s rationale for refusing environmentalists’...

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