Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Air Alliance of Houston v. Environmental Protection Agency

906 F.3d 1049 (2018)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 26,900+ case briefs...

Air Alliance of Houston v. Environmental Protection Agency

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

906 F.3d 1049 (2018)

Facts

After a series of accidents at chemical plants that resulted in death and environmental harm, Congress mandated the creation of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). CSB was tasked with imposing new rules on polluters, particularly requirements that sources of pollution put in place plans to reduce the risk of accidental discharges of waste. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (defendant) was tasked with promulgating rules in response to reports from the CSB, and with providing reasons if it did not promulgate those rules in a timely manner or at all. The EPA had promulgated several rules that had not yet gone into effect when the Obama administration transitioned to the Trump administration. During this time, the EPA announced that the implementation of several rules was being postponed. The Air Alliance of Houston (plaintiff) and others sued, claiming that the EPA did not have the authority to postpone the rules without a good reason. The EPA claimed that they had received correspondence about the rules, and wanted to reconsider them. The case was appealed to the circuit court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 541,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 541,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 26,900 briefs, keyed to 983 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 541,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 26,900 briefs - keyed to 983 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership