Environment & Energy Report

Federal Judges Question Power to Impose Deadline on EPA

Nov. 7, 2019, 7:37 PM

Federal judges are asking whether a court could impose a deadline for EPA determinations for 2015 ozone pollution standards if the court grants a remand.

The judges asked for additional briefing on the deadline issue on Nov. 7, asking that petitioners’ briefs be submitted on Nov. 18 and respondents’ and respondent-intervenors’ briefs on Nov. 25.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Nov. 6 heard more than two hours of arguments on whether the Environmental Protection Agency adhered to its own scientific and technical record when it determined many counties nationwide...

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