EPA Denies Interstate Rulings Invalidate Rejection Of States’ Ozone Petitions

October 8, 2019
EPA is denying that recent appellate rulings faulting its interstate air pollution policy also invalidate its rejection of Eastern states’ petitions asking the agency for stricter ozone rules in upwind states, arguing in new filings that the two court decisions address issues unrelated to EPA’s primary justification for denying the petitions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in two recent rulings in State of Wisconsin, et al. v. EPA, et al. and New York,...

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