EPA Beats Enviros' Suit Over Gulf 'Dead Zone' Rules

Law360, New York (December 16, 2016, 3:47 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sufficiently explained its decision not to set federal limits on nitrogen and phosphorous in the ocean, striking down a lawsuit by environmental groups that said nutrient pollution has created a giant “dead zone” near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The Sierra Club, Gulf Restoration Network and a team of other environmental groups had told U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey that the EPA shirked its duty to regulate the problem under the Clean...
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Case Information

Case Title

Gulf Restoration Network et al v. Jackson et al

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Jay C. Zainey

Date Filed

March 13, 2012


Government Agencies

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