February 15, 2017

The EPA Can’t Escape Judicial Review

By The EPA Can’t Escape Judicial Review

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Harold Johnson interviews Managing Attorney for PLF’s Atlantic Center in Florida, Mark Miller, and his client Jim Iwanicki, engineer manager for the Marquette County Road Commission in Marquette County, Michigan.

PLF joined with Marquette County officials in appealing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s unjustified veto of local road project, CR-595, that is vital for community safety and environmental health.

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Marquette County Road Commission v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Marquette County Road Commission in Michigan’s upper peninsula, wants to build a road through some undeveloped land to create a short-cut for heavy-duty trucks transporting ore from a local mine to its processing facility. The state environmental quality agency agreed, but the federal EPA vetoed the county’s permit application for vaguely stated “environmental reasons” even though the county planned to protect 26 acres of wetlands for every one acre of wetland filled by the project.

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