Monday, March 7, 2016

Sierra Club de Puerto Rico v. EPA

<> Sierra Club de Puerto Rico v. EPA - 3/4/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1138. The case involves challenges regarding lead contamination in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, where Intervenor-Respondent, Energy Answers Arecibo LLC, seeks to build a waste incinerator. Sierra Club, etc al do not challenge the permits, instead, they seek to vacate a 1980 EPA rule on regulation of the incinerator's lead emissions.
     The Panel rules that Petitioners challenge comes too late and they dismiss Sierra Club's petition as time-barred under 42 U.S.C. § 7607(b)(1).