Enviros Haul EPA Into DC Circ. Over Nixed Smog Rules

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Green groups challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday over its withdrawal of tighter restrictions on air pollutants that cause smog, saying the Obama administration placed politics ahead of improving public health and saving lives.

The American Lung Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund and Appalachian Mountain Club, represented by attorneys from Earthjustice, launched a petition for review that describes the EPA's final decision to withdraw its proposed rule as "illegal and irresponsible."

“Instead of protecting people’s lungs as...
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