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D.C. Circuit rejects call to rehear RFS imports policy suit

The appellate court rejected petitions to rehear the case either by the same three judges that issued the ruling, or by the entire court.

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201948

4th Circuit sets argument in EPA's air rule 'jobs' study appeal

The appellate court could potentially issue a ruling on EPA's appeal of a case over its mandate to review the employment impacts of its Clean Air Act rules before the legal deadline for completing the review.

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201947

Environmentalists' NOI Adds On Pressure For EPA To Broadly Review RFS

Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent (NOI) threatening to sue EPA over its alleged failure to review the renewable fuel standard's (RFS) environmental impacts, adding to pressure for the agency to undertake new assessments of the program following an oil sector suit trying to force a review of RFS implementing regulations.

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201943

New water suit poses early test for Pruitt on climate change

The suit charges that EPA must craft a temperature-based water cleanup plan for a pair of Pacific Northwest rivers that are warming due to climate change.

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201939

Environmentalists sue EPA over Washington water criteria

NWEA is hoping to win a deadline for the agency to disapprove the state's policies and trigger a statutory requirement for enacting federal limits.

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201909

CLF appeals Rhode Island stormwater case dismissal

The suit could force EPA to exercise little-used authority to subject sources to stormwater discharge requirements.

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201907

Industry groups detail challenge to HFC refrigerant rules

Industry coalitions are suing EPA over its expansion of refrigerant leak rules to climate-warming HFCs.

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201868

Trump DOJ Backs Obama EPA's Attacks On Air Rule 'Jobs' Review Ruling

The Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) is backing the Obama EPA's opposition to a federal district judge's order for EPA to broadly review how its Clean Air Act rules have affected jobs in the coal sector, asking an appellate court to overturn the ruling and defying expectations that the new administration would comply with the order.

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201862

Morrisey Hopes Trump Seeks Broad Rollback Of EPA Power Plant GHG Rules

West Virginia Attorney General (AG) Patrick Morrisey (R), one of the most ardent critics of EPA's power plant greenhouse gas rules, hopes that an executive order President Donald Trump is slated to sign will seek a broad rollback of the agency's rules for both new and existing sources, suggesting some uncertainty about the scope of the order.

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201861

4th Circuit CWA Ruling Could Create Permit Uncertainty For Many Sectors

A federal appeals court ruling holding a coal mine liable under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for releasing pollutants that state regulators chose not to limit directly could create permitting uncertainty for many sectors by hindering permit owners' ability to ensure they are in compliance because other courts have signaled that they find the ruling persuasive.

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201849

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