4th Circ. Sides With EPA In Coal Jobs Analysis Battle

Law360, New York (June 29, 2017, 10:14 AM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday reversed a district judge’s order compelling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to further analyze the consequences of its air pollution regulations on jobs, finding the issue is beyond federal courts’ authority.

The appeals court panel said that Section 304(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act does not allow coal industry players to pursue their allegation that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to properly carry out its jobs analysis. Above, an EPA coordinator in North Dakota in 2014. (AP) The appeals court...
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