Judge Refuses To Force EPA's Hand On Plane Emissions

Law360, Washington (March 14, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge declined Wednesday to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study airplane engine emissions, saying the agency properly focused on bigger pollution sources first despite an environmental group's claim that the regulator is dragging its feet.

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the EPA in July 2010, alleging the agency had unnecessarily delayed ruling on the environmental dangers of airplane engine emissions that contribute to air pollution and global warming. It believes that most of the research needed to prove the emissions' harm to...
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