EPA Escapes Suit Seeking Aircraft Lead Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday threw out an environmental group's lawsuit attempting to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate lead emissions from aircraft engines under the Clean Air Act, ruling that the agency did not have an obligation to determine if the pollution endangers public health.

Friends of the Earth had argued that EPA's failure to make an endangerment determination about the aircraft emissions amounts to an unreasonable delay and allows the group to challenge the agency's inaction in court, but U.S. District...
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