EPA's Jackson Can Skip Everglades Hearing: 11th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday that a lower-level employee at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can replace Administrator Lisa Jackson at a hearing about the agency's purported lack of compliance with orders concerning pollution in the Everglades.

In a 2-1 decision that overturned a district court judge, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit granted the EPA's petition for a writ of mandamus to substitute the appearance of Peter Silva — the assistant administrator for water at the agency — for the...
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