Judge Stingy With EPA on Plea for More Time on Late Air Limits

April 2, 2018, 5:21 PM

The EPA will have less than four years to complete reviews of air pollution standards for various industrial sectors, instead of the seven it sought citing a lack of resources.

A March 31 federal court ruling means the EPA will have until Oct. 1, 2021, to complete reviews of nine different air pollution regulations, including those covering copper smelting, spandex manufacturing, and mercury emissions from chlorine plants.

Ketanji Brown Jackson, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said she was unpersuaded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s arguments that its resources were stretched so thin ...

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