D.C. Circ. Strikes Blow Against EPA, Oil Industry

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ruling against the country's environmental regulator and the oil industry on Tuesday, a federal appeals court struck down a 2006 rule prohibiting states from setting their own air pollution monitoring requirements.

In a suit filed by the Sierra Club, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its intervenor, the American Petroleum Institute, by allowing local and state monitoring requirements.

The EPA has been administering emissions permits through a national program since 1990, according to...
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