EPA Drops Pennaco Mont. Water Standards Appeal

Law360, New York (January 11, 2010, 1:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped its appeal of a district court's order to re-examine Montana's clean water standards, which Wyoming and several coalbed methane producers had called unscientific in a lawsuit against the agency.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Thursday granted the EPA's request to voluntarily dismiss its appeal of the lower court's order.

“Our clients are pleased to see that this litigation is resolved,” lead plaintiffs attorney John C. Martin said Monday. “We're anticipating that our objection to...
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