On December 19, 1997, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a Petition For Review of the CAM rule with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. The NRDC petition was expected and is the first step in continuing litigation. It appears that NRDC is concerned that its ability to bring citizens suits for enforcement of federal environmental laws is impaired by the CAM rule. Unfortunately, the filing of the petition, and any subsequent litigation, does not affect implementation of the CAM rule while the litigation is in process. All affected industries have to continue moving forward with CAM rule implementation.
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