Clean Air Act Loophole Closed in Court
January 22, 2013
On January 22, a giant loophole for polluters was slammed shut today in a court victory for the Sierra Club. An old EPA rule included Clean Air Act exemptions for large sources of fine particulate (soot) pollution, like coal plants and refineries.
In a big win for advocates of clean air and public health, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the exemptions. The Club was represented by Earthjustice in the litigation. You can see the court's opinion here.
For more on soot pollution, see here.
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