EPA Beats Challenge To Rules For Oil Spill Dispersants

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge said Tuesday that eight environmental groups can't compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict the use of chemicals used to clean up oil spills, finding that their challenge to the agency’s existing rules came decades too late.

The nonprofit coalition, led by Alaska Community on Toxics, had filed suit over claims that the Clean Water Act requires the EPA to identify how oil spill mitigating devices and substances can be used as part of the National Contingency Plan — the federal...
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