New EPA Rule Ups Ante In Fight Against Smog

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In response to an appeals court ruling challenging a 2004 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule on anti-pollution measures in communities with high levels of smog, the EPA has proposed a more stringent version of the rule, under which certain areas would be reclassified and several exemptions would be reversed.

The EPA published a notice of the proposed rule Friday in the Federal Register, noting that the proposal addresses several challenges raised by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 2006....
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