Court Finds Groups Lack Standing To Challenge EPA Coal Ash Approval

July 26, 2022
A federal appeals court has rejected environmentalists’ challenge to EPA’s first-time approval of Oklahoma’s coal ash disposal permitting program, finding the groups lack standing because the court is unable to provide judicial relief that would address their alleged injuries. The unanimous July 26 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Waterkeepers Alliance, Inc., et al. v. Michael Regan, et al. , follows oral argument earlier this year where the three-judge panel openly questioned...

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