Industry Has Edge Over Enviros to Fight EPA Ozone Rule
Oct.01.2015 — Law360
Thomas A. Lorenzen, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in Crowell & Moring's Environment & Natural Resources Group, is quoted in Law360 discussing the EPA's decision to lower the national ozone standard. Lorenzen said, "It will be especially difficult to convince a court to force the EPA to revise the standards to lower levels since the 70-parts-per-billion standard was within the range of levels originally recommended by the agency's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee." Lorenzen also noted, "The environmental groups that argue that EPA should have set a lower standard will have to overcome the reluctance of the court to second-guess the agency on those sorts of scientific reviews."