Calif. Court Upholds Indirect Source Pollution Rules

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has upheld indirect source review rules that force developers to either cut emissions stemming from their construction or to pay a fee for emissions-cutting projects elsewhere, rejecting a challenge from a coalition of interest groups to the air pollution regulations for the San Joaquin Valley.

The California Court of Appeal refused on Tuesday to overturn the trial court's decision that the two rules from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District were valid regulatory fees.

The California Building Industry Association, affordable-housing...
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