DC Circ. Wary Of Nixing EPA Soot Rule

Law360, Washington (February 20, 2014, 5:44 PM EST) -- A D.C. Circuit panel on Thursday seemed unlikely to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's federal air quality standards for soot despite industry claims that the agency favored some scientific data over others, saying the move was a legitimate policy decision.

Judges David S. Tatel and Brett M. Kavanaugh voiced skepticism toward the National Association of Manufacturers' petition to throw out the EPA's latest rule governing particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, or PM 2.5, noting that EPA had the authority to weigh scientific...
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