Pro-Lead Groups Enter Crossfire Over Bullet Ban

Law360, New York (January 19, 2011, 4:21 PM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed two lead bullet proponent groups to intervene as defendants in a suit seeking to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban the bullets under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Nonprofit group National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. and trade group Association of Battery Recyclers Inc. can intervene because the dispute could profoundly affect their members, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday.

The suit, filed in November, challenges an EPA decision that...
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