Okla. Asks High Court To Nix EPA Haze Plan Authority

Law360, Washington (January 30, 2014, 12:49 PM EST) -- Oklahoma's attorney general on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from throwing out states' emission control plans in favor of federal arrangements, claiming the Tenth Circuit undermined the Clean Air Act by upholding the agency's decision.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in his petition for certiorari that the EPA doesn't have the authority to review and replace state implementation plans for the Clean Air Act's Regional Haze Rule when they meet the program's goals, alleging that complying with the federal...
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