Boiler Rules Challenge Belongs In DC Circ., EPA Says

Law360, Washington (September 8, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told a Washington federal judge Thursday that the D.C. Circuit, not the district court, should have jurisdiction of the Sierra Club's challenge to the agency's delay of long-awaited emissions regulations for industrial boilers.

The EPA in December requested a 13-month delay for implementing standards mandated by the Clean Air Act for industrial boilers and sewage incinerators, but the Washington federal court denied the bid. The agency then released the standards in February as scheduled, but enacted a stay in May under...
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