5th Circ. Upholds EPA's Effluent Rule Delay

Law360 (August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to postpone parts of an Obama-era rule that set limits on how much toxic metal can be discharged with power plants' wastewater, handing a loss to environmental groups that challenged it.

The Fifth Circuit handed a win to the EPA on Wednesday, saying the agency’s decision to postpone parts of a rule limiting how much toxic metal can be discharged with power plants’ wastewater was entirely defensible. (AP) The green groups challenged the rule on several grounds, but the unanimous three-judge panel said the EPA's action was entirely defensible....

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