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Obama Ozone Rule Finally Gets Its Day in Court

Dec. 17, 2018, 6:32 PM

The Trump administration will find itself defending Obama-era ozone standards that it once considered rolling back, as a long-delayed dispute over the air pollution requirements finally heads to court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hold nearly 90 minutes of oral argument Dec. 18 featuring attorneys representing states, industry groups, environmentalists, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

In its own brief, the agency described the central question in the case as “reminiscent of Goldilocks and the Three Bears"—are its current standards for ozone too tight, too lax, or just right? ...