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5th Circuit Vacates Parts Of Obama EPA Utility Effluent Rule As Too Lenient

April 12, 2019
A federal appeals court has vacated portions of the Obama EPA’s Clean Water Act (CWA) power plant effluent rule as too lenient, agreeing with environmentalists that the agency acted “arbitrarily” when it left in place decades-old technology standards designating impoundments as the “best” technology for treating some forms of waste. The ruling in Clean Water Action, et al., v. EPA, et al. bolsters environmentalists' fight against pending Trump administration efforts to revise and likely weaken other provisions of the...


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