Okla. Asks DC Circ. To Nix Clean Air Rules In Indian Country

Law360, Washington (November 18, 2013, 7:07 PM EST) -- The state of Oklahoma on Monday asked the D.C. Circuit to knock down rule-making by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implementing new Clean Air Act regulations in Indian Country, saying the government robbed the state of its jurisdiction in enacting the new rules.

The state claims that it alone has the authority to issue regulations on nonreservation Indian Country lands within its borders, including on allotments of land to so-called dependent Indian communities, according to Lynn H. Slade, an attorney for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. ...
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Case Information

Case Title

OK Dept. Environmental Quality v. EPA

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

August 29, 2011

Government Agencies

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