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General Electric Company v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
53 F.3d 1324 (1995)


Facts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (defendant) fined the General Electric Company (GE) (plaintiff) $25,000 upon concluding that GE had processed polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in a manner that was not authorized by the EPA’s interpretation of its regulations. GE challenged the EPA’s findings and the fine, arguing that the EPA based its complaint on an arbitrary, capricious, and otherwise impermissible interpretation of its regulations.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Tatel, J.)

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