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Don't Delay Effluent Rule Case For EPA Review, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups asked the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday not to grant the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's request to hold in abeyance a challenge to an Obama-era rule that set limits on how much toxic metal can be discharged in wastewater from power plants.

The Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project and other groups want the court to deny an EPA request made on April 14 to hold proceedings for 120 days. Their brief said that the change in political leadership at the EPA does not exempt...
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