EPA’s “sue and settle” scam

Earlier this week, I wrote about a new lawsuit by Arizona in an attempt to fight “regional haze” regulation by the EPA.  Sean Hackbarth follows up at the US Chamber of Commerce with a look at how the EPA uses the courts to push the boundaries on regulation, in a scam Sean calls “Sue and Settle”:

With “Sue and Settle,” EPA, in cahoots with environmental groups, outflanked state environmental agencies. Here’s what happened: In a federal court in California, EPA settled a suit with environmental groups (Sierra Club, WildEarth Guardians, Environmental Defense Fund, and others) over regional haze rules that committed it to “various deadlines to act on all states’ visibility improvement plans.”

Read more at Hot Air. By Ed Morrissey.

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