5th Circ. Nixes La. DEQ's Appeal In Iron Plant Permit Row

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday rejected the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's appeal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s objection to three air emissions permits the LDEQ had issued to Nucor Steel Louisiana, saying it lacked jurisdiction because the EPA’s decision isn’t yet final.

A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit booted the LDEQ’s petition for review of the EPA’ order objecting to three Title V permits LDEQ had issued to Nucor for a proposed $3.4 billion iron-making facility in Convent, La. The panel said it...
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