Pending Suit On EPA Aircraft Rule Highlights Lack Of Enforceable EJ Orders

May 22, 2023
EPA’s rule governing aircraft greenhouse gas emissions illustrates a wider problem with the lack of legally enforceable environmental justice (EJ) mandates in agency regulations, says one legal analyst, though a federal appellate court that is preparing to rule on the measure did not pay much attention to the issue during oral argument. Norman Dupont, a California-based partner with the law firm Ring Bender LLP, says that EPA’s robust rejection of states and environmentalists’ claims that executive order EJ mandates are...

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