D.C. Circuit Puts Health at Center of Trump EPA Ozone Review

Aug. 26, 2019, 7:08 PM

The Trump EPA and its advisers will have to pay more attention to peer-reviewed health evidence as they review the 2015 ozone standards in light of a recent court ruling on how the current limits were set, former agency employees and lawyers say.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Aug. 23 in a challenge to the agency by Murray Energy Corp. that the Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency largely followed both the law and science when it tightened the national primary ozone standard to 70 parts per billion (ppb) in 2015. Previously the ...

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