EPA Concedes Loss Of ‘Disparate Impact’ Civil Rights Authority In Louisiana

April 1, 2024
EPA is effectively conceding its loss of authority to enforce “disparate impacts” under civil rights law in Louisiana, filing a joint request with state officials for a federal district court to enter a final judgment based on the preliminary injunction barring both EPA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) from such enforcement. “[T]he parties are in agreement that the Court may enter final judgment in this case without additional dispositive motion practice; that there remain only certain discrete issues concerning...

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