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Judge Awards Summary Judgment To EPA Administrator Sua Sponte

Mealey's (July 29, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on July 28 awarded summary judgment sua sponte to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after finding that a woman and the Florida Wildlife Federation were unable to explain why the agency’s delay in making a necessity determination or providing an adequate explanation for denying their petition seeking revisions to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) anti-degradation water quality standards was unreasonable (Florida Wildlife Federation v. Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,...
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