Wis. Can Implement EPA Air Pollution Rules: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday rejected a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to approve a Wisconsin air quality implementation plan submitted under the agency's controversial 2002 revision to the rules for obtaining permits to modify existing facilities.

A three-judge panel denied the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club's petition for review of the agency's decision, rejecting their argument that the approved plan would actually lead to more emissions. Instead, the panel gave deference to the EPA's models that project that the...
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