Former DOJ Attorney Says Ozone Order Shows 'Sue-Settle' Policy's Flaw

February 9, 2018
A federal district court order's setting a 60-day deadline for EPA to grant or deny Connecticut's petition to regulate interstate air pollution shows the flaw of the agency's “sue-and-settle” directive curbing settlements with litigants because it can lead to much tougher deadlines, a former Justice Department (DOJ) attorney says. Thomas Lorenzen, formerly a DOJ environmental attorney and now with law firm Crowell and Moring, told a Feb. 8 law conference that the order by the U.S. District Court for the...

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