EPA Says Sierra Club's CAA Claim Fails After DC Circ. Ruling

Law360, Chicago (March 27, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked a Washington federal court Wednesday to toss the Sierra Club's suit alleging it failed to establish a federal air quality plan for Texas that meets Clean Air Act requirements, saying the EPA has no authority for such a plan under a recent D.C. Circuit ruling.

The agency argued that the last remaining claim in Sierra Club's suit — that the EPA was required and failed to promulgate a federal implementation plan, or FIP, for Texas under the CAA that sets...
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