EPA Braces For Shake-Up As High Court, Congress Take Aim

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 5:50 PM EST) -- A forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement powers and a pair of bills that would give Congress oversight of EPA rulemaking could force the agency to reinvent long-standing regulatory strategies in the near future, attorneys say.

The Supreme Court is poised to restrict the EPA’s use of an enforcement tool it has increasingly turned to in recent years to compel compliance with environmental rules. Meanwhile, congressional Republicans are working to pare back the agency’s ability to issue regulations they say...
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