550 F.3d 1176 (D.C. Cir. 2008), 05-1244, North Carolina v. E.P.A.

Docket Nº:05-1244, 05-1246, 05-1249, 05-1250, 05-1251, 05-1252, 05-1253, 05-1254, 05-1256, 05-1259, 05-1260, 05-1262, 06-1217, 06-1222, 06-1224, 06-1226, 06-1227, 06-1228, 06-1229, 06-1230, 06-1232, 06-1233, 06-1235, 06-1236, 06-1237, 06-1238, 06-1240, 06-1241, 06-1242, 06-1243, 06-1245, 07-1115.
Citation:550 F.3d 1176
Party Name:State of NORTH CAROLINA, Petitioner v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent. Utility Air Regulatory Group, et al., Intervenors.
Case Date:December 23, 2008
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 
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550 F.3d 1176 (D.C. Cir. 2008)

State of NORTH CAROLINA, Petitioner

v.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Respondent.

Utility Air Regulatory Group, et al., Intervenors.

Nos. 05-1244, 05-1246, 05-1249, 05-1250, 05-1251, 05-1252, 05-1253, 05-1254, 05-1256, 05-1259, 05-1260, 05-1262, 06-1217, 06-1222, 06-1224, 06-1226, 06-1227, 06-1228, 06-1229, 06-1230, 06-1232, 06-1233, 06-1235, 06-1236, 06-1237, 06-1238, 06-1240, 06-1241, 06-1242, 06-1243, 06-1245, 07-1115.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

December 23, 2008

Page 1177

On Petitions for Rehearing.

James C. Gulick, Marc D. Bernstein, John C. Evans, J. Allen Jernigan, Attorney General's Office of State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh, NC, for Petitioner.

Norman Louis Rave, Jr., U.S. Department of Justice, John Charles Cruden, Assistant Attorney General, (DOJ) Environment & Natural Resources Division, Steven E. Silverman, Geoffrey L. Wilcox, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of General Counsel, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Norman William Fichthorn, Allison D. Wood, Hunton & Williams LLP, John Duval Walke, Esq., Natural Resources Defense Council, Sean H. Donahue, Law Office of Sean H. Donahue, Claudia Margaret O'Brien, Nathan Harold Seltzer, Latham & Watkins LLP, Peter S. Glaser, Troutman Sanders, LLP, Harold Patrick Quinn, Jr., National Mining Associaton, Washington, DC, C. Grady Moore, III, Philip Stephen Gidiere, III, Balch & Bingham, Birmingham, AL, Vickie Lynn Patton, Environmental Defense Fund, Boulder, CO, for Intervenors.

Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge, and ROGERS and BROWN, Circuit Judges.

OPINION

Opinion concurring in part filed by Circuit Judge ROGERS.

PER CURIAM:

In these consolidated cases, we considered petitions for review challenging various aspects of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (“ CAIR" ). On July 11, 2008, we issued an opinion, in which we found “ more than several fatal flaws in the rule." North Carolina v. EPA, 531 F.3d 896, 901 (D.C.Cir.2008) (per curiam). In light of the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency (“ EPA" ) adopted CAIR as an integral action, we vacated the rule in its entirety and remanded to EPA to promulgate a rule consistent with our opinion. Id. at 929-30.

On September 24, 2008, Respondent EPA filed a petition for rehearing or...

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