API Asks Supreme Court To Nix EPA's Nitrogen Dioxide Rule

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 5:15 PM EST) -- The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's tighter restrictions on nitrogen dioxide emissions from utilities and other sources, claiming that the EPA cannot base its standards merely on hypothetical threats to public health.

The oil industry group argues in its Dec. 21 petition for writ of certiorari that the D.C. Circuit misinterpreted the Clean Air Act when it upheld EPA's 2010 update to its national ambient air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide. The...
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