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Finding No Jurisdiction, 4th Circuit Ends Mandate For EPA 'Jobs' Review

June 29, 2017
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in a unanimous ruling has vacated a lower court's order forcing EPA to conduct a sweeping review of the impact its Clean Air Act (CAA) rules have had on coal sector employment, saying courts lack jurisdiction to hear suits claiming the agency is violating the law by not performing the review. The decision is a win for EPA, where lawyers from both the Obama and Trump administrations had feared the lower...