Delayed Oil Refinery Emissions Rule Deadline Wins Approval

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 6:10 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups from Texas, California and Louisiana, giving the government four extra months to finalize overdue toxic emissions standards for oil refineries.

U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer granted a joint motion to an amended proposal that was originally submitted to the court six months ago, setting an April 2015 deadline for the EPA to finalize its review of national emissions standards for petroleum refineries that haven't been updated in nearly...
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