Oil Groups Take EPA Rule Challenge To High Court

Law360, Washington (July 26, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Two oil industry trade groups lodged a petition Thursday with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for review of their failed challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel standards, saying the agency didn't have authorization to make the rules retroactive.

The D.C. Circuit upheld the retroactive EPA regulations implementing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 notwithstanding the lack of a clear statement from Congress that the agency was authorized to adopt retroactive regulations, according to the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and the...
To view the full article, register now.