Judge Grants EPA Request To Delay Trial In Novel Air Act Enforcement Suit

February 20, 2024
A federal judge has granted EPA’s request to indefinitely delay a high-stakes trial where the agency was seeking to use emergency Clean Air Act enforcement powers to require a Louisiana rubber manufacturer to dramatically cut emissions of chloroprene, allowing the agency to first finalize a rule expected to set strict new emission limits for the air toxic. Judge Carl Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana agreed to delay the trial, following a Feb. 16...

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