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Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1235 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the lower court’s refusal to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to justify the revised 2008 national ambient air quality standards as being “not lower or higher than is necessary” can stand in light of that decision’s conflict with Whitman v. American Trucking Ass’ns; and (2) whether the lower court’s agreement with the EPA that the 1997 findings were irrelevant to the 2008 revision can stand in light of the EPA’s obligation under this Court’s decision in Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. to justify changed findings that underlie changed regulation.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 28 2014Application (13A887) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 11, 2014 to April 10, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 3 2014Application (13A887) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until April 10, 2014.
Apr 10 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 15, 2014)
Apr 21 2014Letter of April 17, 2014, from counsel for respondent National Association of Home Builders received.
May 7 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 16, 2014, for all respondents.
Jun 11 2014Waiver of right of respondents American Lung Association, et al. to respond filed.
Jun 16 2014Waiver of right of respondents New York, et al. to respond filed.
Jun 16 2014Waiver of right of respondent Maine to respond filed.
Jun 16 2014Brief of respondent Environmental Protection Agency in opposition filed.
Jul 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Aug 6 2014Reply of petitioner Utility Air Regulatory Group filed. (Distributed)
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.