Project 4

Project 4

Published on 9 May 2023
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Loper Bright Enterprises 
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Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce
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a.k.a. Biden's administration
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a.k.a. commercial fishing company 
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Conservative
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Liberal
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Liberal
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Conservative
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Liberal
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Conservative
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Conservative
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Conservative
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Conservative
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Chevron U.S.A. Inc v. Natural Resources Defense Council Inc.
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Overruled
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What is the Chevron case?
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Clean Air Act of 1977
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The Clean Air Act codified as 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., seeks to protect human health and the environment from emissions that pollute ambient, or outdoor, air. It requires EPA to establish minimum national standards for air quality and assigns primary responsibility to the states to assure compliance with the standards. Areas not meeting the standards, referred to a nonattainment areas,” are required to implement specified air pollution control measures. The act establishes federal standards for mobile sources of air pollution and their fuels and for sources of 187 hazardous air pollutants, and it establishes a cap-and-trade program for the emissions that cause acid raint..
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It establishes a comprehensive permit system for all major sources of air pollution. It also addresses the prevention of pollution in areas with clean air and protection of the stratospheric ozone layer.
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1981
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Bubble concept
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An existing plant can install or modify one piece of equipment without meeting permit conditions
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Does the Clean Air Act permit the EPA to define the term "stationary source" to mean whole industrial plants only, which allows plants to build or modify units within plants without the permit required under the Act?
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Chevron deference: the doctrine of judicial deference given to administrative actions as long as they are not unreasonable and Congress had not spoken directly to the precise issue in question.
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The Supreme Court 
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Government agencies