US court strikes down 2004 EPA smog rules

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By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Smog-reduction regulations proposed by the Bush administration in 2004 are too weak, a U.S. court ruled on Friday, sending the rules back to the Environmental Protection Agency for reworking. EPA's proposal to set an eight-hour standard for ozone emissions violates the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia court said in a 40-page ruling. The ruling came in response to a suit filed by environmental groups, ...

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