EPA Ducks Suit Challenging Pollution Tests On Humans

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 4:29 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Thursday dismissed an environmental policy think tank's suit seeking to shutter a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study examining the effects of potentially lethal pollutants on human subjects, ruling the study didn't constitute a legally contestable “final agency action.”

In a complaint filed Sept. 21, the American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center accused the EPA of exposing study participants to fine particles, such as those emitted by cars and coal power plants, without informing them of the risks. It had sought to compel...
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Case Information

Case Title

The American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Anthony J Trenga

Date Filed

September 21, 2012

Government Agencies

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