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Whitman v. American Trucking Associations Inc

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Citation. 531 U.S. 457, 121 S. Ct. 903,149 L. Ed. 2d 1, 2001 U.S.

Brief Fact Summary. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised ozone air quality standards.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. “When conferring decisionmaking authority upon agencies, Congress must lay down an intelligible principle to which the person or body authorized to act is directed to conform.”

Facts. The EPA revised national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) under the Section:109(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The changes affected ozone. Several states challenged the new promulgated rules.

Issue. “Whether Section:109(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) delegates legislative power to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”

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