Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Citation: 49 ELR 20067
No(s). 15-60821 (5th Cir. Apr 12, 2019)

The Fifth Circuit vacated portions of a 2015 EPA rule that set new effluent limitation guidelines (ELGs) for legacy wastewater and combustion residual leachate that are discharged from steam electric power plants. Environmental groups argued that the Agency arbitrarily set the ELGs using an older, l...