EPA Can't Nix Discovery Order In Murray Energy Job Loss Suit

Law360, New York (July 10, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday denied the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's bid to reverse an order to comply with coal giant Murray Energy Corp.'s discovery requests in its suit claiming that the agency hasn’t adequately investigated possible job losses caused by the Clean Air Act.

The EPA was challenging a discovery order from a West Virginia federal judge in late May, in which he had directed the agency to turn over a wide range of information regarding the agency's actions relating to the CAA. That included all actions the EPA has taken under the CAA that affect capital markets, all documents...

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