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EPA Leans On States Over Permits To Avoid 'Sue-And-Settle' Litigation

May 02, 2018
Administrator Scott Pruitt may have barred EPA from settling environmentalists' so-called “sue-and-settle” suits that seek to enforce statutory deadlines but the agency is also leaning on states to revise permits as a way to avoid such suits, including in some already-pending litigation, says an environmentalist attorney familiar with the practice. As part of the new strategy, EPA is pushing states to revise Clean Air Act Title V permits that are subject to litigation, after EPA failed to meet the 60-day...

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