7th Circ. Won't Review EPA Air Quality Ruling

Law360, New York (September 10, 2009, 3:15 PM EDT) -- The state of Michigan has been denied a review of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling imposing stricter air quality controls on emissions producers in and around an American Indian tribe's lands.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday dismissed Michigan's petition for review, ruling that it lacked standing to pursue its claims.

The Forest County Potawatomi Community's cultural and religious traditions “often require the use of pure natural resources from a clean environment,” the opinion said.

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