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Delaware Urges 3rd Circuit To Bar EPA Delays On Interstate Air Petitions

March 07, 2018
Delaware is urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit to set a precedent barring EPA from easily granting itself six-month extensions to respond to states' Clean Air Act petitions asking the agency to mitigate interstate air pollution, which could bolster Northeast states that are trying to use the petitions to curb their major ozone problems. But at March 6 oral argument, a panel of 3rd Circuit Judges Thomas Ambro, Theodore McKee and Luis Felipe Restrepo struggled to...


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