EPA Must Set New Acid Rain Standards, DC Circ. Hears

Law360, Washington (October 10, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must set new acid rain protections despite claims of scientific uncertainty as there is enough evidence to warrant stricter standards, three conservation groups told a D.C. Circuit panel on Thursday.

Although the EPA maintained there was too much uncertainty to justify new secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for nitrogen and sulfur oxides — the key components of acid rain — the Center for Biological Diversity, Clean Air Council and National Parks Conservation Association alleged the agency was obligated to set...
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