EPA Can Police Emissions At Utah Questar Sites: Judge

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT) -- A Utah federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has standing to bring Clean Air Act claims against five Questar Gas Management Co. natural gas facilities located on Indian land, and that the plants warrant regulation.

U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart granted the government summary judgment on two of Questar's affirmative defenses. One asserted the plaintiff disclaimed its regulatory authority over the disputed facilities in favor of the state of Utah in 1998. The other maintained regulators failed to consider emissions controls at...
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