District Court Rejection Of CASAC Suit Lifts Shadow Over NAAQS Reviews

October 4, 2022
A federal district court’s rejection of a suit seeking to scrap EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) as unlawfully biased toward the agency removes a threat hanging over reviews of national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter, ozone and other pollutants, upholding EPA’s discretion to select panelists. The Sept. 30 ruling by Judge Timothy Kelly for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denies a motion for partial summary judgment filed by plaintiffs Anthony Cox...

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