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Inside EPA - 03/08/2019

Judge Rejects Novel Claim That Air Act Fails To Grant Injunctive Relief Power

March 04, 2019
A federal judge has rejected a novel claim by Missouri-based utility Ameren that he lacks Clean Air Act authority to order injunctive relief to remedy past harms, dismissing what sources describe as a long-shot argument that runs counter to what EPA -- and federal courts -- have successfully been doing for decades. Judge Rodney Sippel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Feb. 27 rejected summary judgment motions in the long-running NSR enforcement case, United States...

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