Zook v. EPA: Does the EPA Have a Duty to Regulate Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations?

Author: 
Paul Goeringer

Photo by Edwin Remsberg

This post should not be construed as legal advice

            Earlier in November, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari in Zook v. Environmental Protection Agency.  In Zook, plaintiffs brought a citizen suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to compel EPA to regulate air emissions from animal feeding operations (AFOs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).  The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the suit and the court of appeals upheld this dismissal.

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