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ND Can’t Challenge EPA Drilling Waste Deal At DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (November 28, 2017, 12:25 PM EST) -- A D.C. Circuit panel ruled Tuesday that just the possibility of adverse regulation isn’t enough to permit North Dakota to intervene in court and challenge a consent decree with environmental groups under which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to review and potentially update drilling waste disposal rules.

The three-judge panel issued a two page unpublished ruling upholding a lower court decision barring North Dakota from contesting the court-approved consent decree finalized in late 2016 between the EPA and environmental groups that sued the agency, a...
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Case Information

Case Title

Environmental Integrity Proj., et al v. Scott Pruitt

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

January 25, 2017

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