EPA Loses Bid To Move Washington Industry’s Landmark WQS Suit

July 3, 2024
A federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected EPA’s bid to transfer Washington state business groups’ potentially precedent-setting challenge to its 2022 rule strengthening water quality criteria to a local federal court, finding that private-interest factors weigh against a transfer. Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia filed a June 28 memorandum opinion denying EPA’s motion to transfer the landmark suit Association of Washington Business, et al., v. EPA, et al....

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