9th Circ. Won't Rehear Suit Over Oil Refinery Emissions

Law360, Los Angeles (February 3, 2014, 4:26 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday declined to rehear a suit launched by environmental groups seeking to force Washington state regulators to impose tighter greenhouse gas regulations on oil refineries, finding the groups lacked standing to bring the suit.

In a published decision, the appeals court said that precedent handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court calls for a high standard for citizens to meet before enforcing the Clean Air Act, rejecting the environmental groups’ contention that they had Article III standing to bring the suit against...
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