EPA Seeks To Delay Denka Trial Pending Final Chloroprene Air Rule

February 13, 2024
EPA is asking a federal district court to delay a high-stakes trial on the legality of its novel effort to use emergency Clean Air Act powers to force a Louisiana facility located in an environmental justice community to cut chloroprene releases, aiming to push any decision until after the agency finalizes a rule expected to set strict new emission limits for the chemical. But the target of the suit is already opposing the move, and arguing instead that the delay...

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