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Unformatted text preview: Tyler Farrar Administrative Law Brief 4 3/9/09 Case: Chevron U.S.A v. Natural Resources Defense Council , 467 U.S. 837 (1984) Facts: Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 to address states that had failed to attain air quality standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. The amended act required these states to establish a permit program regulating “new or modified major stationary sources” of air pollution. The EPA defined a source as any part of a plant that produces pollution. However, in 1981 the EPA adopted new standards that allowed for existing plants to get permits on new equipment that did not meet the standards. The Natural Resources defense council challenged the EPA’s regulation. Issue: Can a court review a government agency’s interpretation of a statute that gives that government agency authority? Was the EPA’s decision to allow states to treat all of the government agency authority?...
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- Air Act amendments, Natural Resources Defense, defense council, major stationary sources, Farrar Administrative Law