Coalition Sues EPA Over Lack Of Oil Dispersant Rules

Law360, New York (August 6, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to try to compel it to issue a rule governing chemical oil dispersants, arguing that the current rules do not meet requirements under the Clean Water Act.

The suit, filed in Washington federal court by a coalition including the Sierra Club, the Waterkeeper Alliance and others, claims that the EPA has failed to publish regulations that specify which chemicals can be used to respond to oil spills and how much of them can...
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