D.C. Circuit Judges Query Industry, EPA Over Obama Wood Heaters Rule

January 28, 2021
Appellate judges at Jan. 28 oral argument pressed a wood heaters manufacturing group on whether it has standing and a “ripe” claim for its suit claiming a 2015 EPA air rule for the devices is too strict, but also queried the agency on the strength of the record demonstrating it properly accounted for testing variability in the rule’s audit mandates. In Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA), v. EPA , pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

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