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Sierra Club v. Ruckelshaus

Citation: 2 ELR 20262
No. No. 1031-72, 344 F. Supp. 253/4 ERC 1205/(D.D.C., 06/02/1972)

A preliminary injunction is issued to restrain the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving those state implementation plans under the Clean Air Act which permit a significant deterioration of presently existing air quality. However, interim approval may be given, subject to review within four months, to ensure that deterioration of air quality is not permitted below levels currently existing in any portion of a state. Approvals may be given for plans which prevent deterioration of presently existing air quality.

Counsel for Plaintiff:
Bruce J. Terris
1908 Sunderland Place
Washington, D.C. 20036

James W. Moorman
311 California Street, Suite 311
San Francisco, California 94104

Counsel for Defendant:
Edmund B. Clark
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.