Court Backs EPA Air Standards | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 30 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 23, 2012

Court Backs EPA Air Standards

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NO2, Nitrogen dioxide, Clean Air Act, EPA, API

A federal appeals court last week shot down an industry challenge to an EPA Clean Air Act air quality standard for nitrogen dioxide. The American Petroleum Institute (API) and other fossil-fuel-related groups challenged primarily the science EPA used in setting the standard that affects NO2 emissions from motor vehicles and coal-burning electric power plants. The unanimous three-judge decision supported the revised one-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards set by EPA in 2010; the revision followed an examination that began in 2005 and included review by the agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. API says it is unsure whether it will appeal.

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