EPA Argues Human Test Subject Challenge Falls Outside Courts

Law360, Washington (January 3, 2013, 3:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday blasted an environmental policy think tank's attempt to shut down a study examining the effects of potentially lethal pollutants on human subjects, saying the allegations belong in a congressional or agency probe rather than a Virginia federal court.

The agency told U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga that the American Tradition Institute's suit — which accuses the EPA of exposing study participants to the possibly lethal pollutants without informing them of the risks — didn't challenge a specific agency...
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