EPA 'Dropped Ball' On Acid Rain Standards, DC Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Three conservation organizations filed a petition in the D.C. Circuit on Friday challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s failure to adopt new, more comprehensive acid rain protections the plaintiffs say were right at the agency’s fingertips.

The petition calls for the D.C. Circuit to review the EPA’s recent decision to uphold the current secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for nitrogen and sulfur oxides — the key components of acid rain — despite the fact that the agency acknowledged current regulations are “not ecologically relevant and...
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