EPA Soot Rule Based On Sound Science, DC Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 4:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that the agency properly considered recent scientific data as well as negative public input when it raised federal air quality limits for soot, fighting back against an industry challenge to the new national ambient air quality standards.

In its initial brief responding to claims from the National Association of Manufacturers, the EPA pointed to several new epidemiological studies showing that particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, or PM 2.5, endangered public health. The...
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