Critics Urge Court To Vacate Trump-Era LCRR, Citing SDWA, APA Violations

August 9, 2022
Democratic state attorneys general (AGs) and environmentalists are asking a federal appeals court to vacate portions of the Trump-era lead and copper rule, arguing it fails to adequately protect public health, especially minority or low-income populations, in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The legal arguments come in opening briefs in consolidated litigation known as Newburgh Clean Water Project, et al. v. EPA, et al. , where the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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