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April 8, 2022, 4:37 PM

D.C. Circuit Weighs Chevron Dispute Over Oil Platform Permitting

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

Chevron USA and the EPA faced questioning by a panel of D.C. Circuit judges Friday, concerning whether the company can sue the agency over its finding that an offshore oil platform that’s being decommissioned is still subject to air pollution regulation.

Chevron sued the agency after it reversed a Trump-era finding that once a platform stops emitting air pollution, it’s no longer an Outer Continental Shelf source subject to Clean Air Act regulation. Chevron is responsible for decommissioning the Gail and Grace drilling platforms in federal waters off the coast of Ventura County, Calif.

Judge David S. Tatel asked Chevron ...

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