EPA Transport Emissions Rule Strict Enough: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (October 28, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule on new transportation projects under the Clean Air Act, finding that the EPA had sufficiently tightened the rule after a previous challenge by environmental groups.

The court dismissed a second challenge by the groups, who claimed the rule was still not strict enough.

The rule prohibits new transportation projects from adding to certain Clean Air Act violations in places that are already designated nonattainment areas for air emissions and are on plans to eventually...
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