Citing Standing, EPA Urges Court To Dismiss GOP States’ Suit On LCR Delay

September 17, 2021
EPA is urging a federal appeals court to dismiss a suit brought by five Republican state attorneys general (AGs) to halt its delay of Trump-era changes to the lead and copper drinking water rule, arguing the states lack standing to sue because there is nothing stopping them from implementing the rule now even if the agency has extended the rule’s deadlines. “This case begins and ends with standing: Petitioners are five states who want this Court to force them...

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