Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge Dismisses Suit Over EPA's Failure To Regulate AFO Emissions

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Judge Dismisses Suit Over EPA's Failure To Regulate AFO Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in the District of Columbia on June 30 dismissed a citizen suit brought under the Clean Air Act (CAA) asking that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator regulate emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs), ruling that the act does not impose on the agency a nondiscretionary duty to do so (Samuel Zook, et al. v. Gina McCarthy, et al., No. 13-cv-1315, D. D.C.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88835).

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