Albemarle Loses Bid To Toss EPA Clean Air Act Suit

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge declined Wednesday to dismiss a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit accusing chemical supplier Albemarle Corp. of violating emissions standards in its pharmaceutical product manufacturing, saying he had jurisdiction and that the claims were properly stated.

Albemarle had argued that the EPA’s case was based on the inaccurate assertion that isobutylbenzene, one of the chemicals produced in its South Carolina facility, was subject to the Pharmaceutical Maximum Achievable Control Technology standard.

U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten said in an order denying...
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