Neighbor To $3.4B Iron Plant Loses Air Permit Row With EPA

Law360, New York (May 1, 2013, 3:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no duty to cancel permits issued by state regulators for a $3.4 billion iron manufacturing plant to which the federal agency objected, a Louisiana federal judge said Tuesday, quashing Zen-Noh Grain Corp.'s claims that the EPA must revoke the permits.

Zen-Noh had argued that the EPA's official objection to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's issuance of two permits for pig iron and direct reduced iron manufacturing units requires the agency to take action, but U.S. District Judge Sarah S....
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Zen-Noh Grain Corporation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency


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2:12-cv-02535

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Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Sarah S. Vance

Date Filed

October 17, 2012

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