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Ethyl Corporation v. Environmental Protection Agency

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

541 F.2d 1 (1976)

Summary
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A court may not set aside federal agency regulations as arbitrary or capricious if the agency has a rational basis for its regulations.

Relevant Facts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulated fuel additives that produced dangerous emissions, including lead emissions from leaded fuel. Ethyl Corporation and other lead-additive producers appealed the EPA’s emissions regulations, claiming they were arbitrary and capricious.

Issue

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December 8, 2023

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Citations

541 F.2d 1 (1976)

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