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Environmentalists, States Defend Lawsuits Challenging EPA's RMP Delay

January 22, 2018
Environmental, labor groups, and a coalition of Democratic-led states are defending their legal challenges to the Trump administration's nearly two-year delay of an Obama-era update to EPA's facility accident prevention rule, arguing the agency lacks statutory authority for the delay that will harm petitioners' interests, and is arbitrary and capricious. In a pair of reply briefs in the consolidated case, Air Alliance Houston, et al., v. EPA and E. Scott Pruitt , the advocacy groups and 11 Democratic state attorneys...

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