In Court Filing, EPA Defends Decision To Forgo Perchlorate Water Limit

July 31, 2020
EPA is defending its decision to forego regulation of the rocket fuel ingredient perchlorate in drinking water and to terminate a consent decree with environmentalists requiring such a limit, claiming that it lacks the authority to issue the standard and that legal circumstances have changed over time. The agency July 30 filed its reply brief to a challenge brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) over EPA’s efforts to terminate the consent decree. NRDC, in a potentially precedent-setting case,...

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