The Clean Air Act (the Act) required states that had not yet achieved national air quality standards to establish a permit program regulating new. Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense Council was a case decided on June 25, , by the United States Supreme Court. The case is famous for. Chevron USA Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council cannot be understated, yet subsequent case law solidified Chevron’s reign over judicial review of.

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If it is not, the statute does not impose the LAER requirement at all, and there is no need to reach any waiver question. The legislative history of the portion of the Amendments dealing with nonattainment areas does not contain any specific comment on the “bubble concept” or the question whether a plantwide definition of a stationary source is permissible under chevton permit program. First, always, is the question whether Congress has directly spoken to the precise question at issue.

Roberts’s question was referring to “Chevron deference,” a doctrine mostly unknown beyond the halls of the Capitol and the corridors of the Supreme Court. We are not persuaded that parsing of general terms in the text of the statute will reveal an actual intent of Congress.

In such a case, a court may not substitute its own construction of a statutory provision for a reasonable interpretation made by the administrator of an agency.

GorsuchF. Moreover, the new definition would simplify EPA’s rules by using the same definition of “source” for Brdc, nonattainment new source review, and the construction moratorium. If Congress has explicitly left a gap for the agency to fill, there is an express delegation [p] of authority to the agency to elucidate a specific provision of the statute by regulation. We hold that the EPA’s definition of the term “source” is a permissible construction of the statute which seeks to accommodate progress in reducing ndrc pollution with economic growth.

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The fact that the EPA has from time to time changed its interpretation of the term “source” does not lead to the conclusion that no deference should be accorded the EPA’s interpretation of the statute. Perhaps ntdc body consciously chevro the Administrator to strike the balance at this level, thinking that those with great expertise and charged with responsibility for administering the provision would be in a better position to do so; perhaps it simply did not consider the question at this level; and perhaps Congress was unable to forge a coalition on either side of the question, and those on each side decided to take their chances with the scheme devised by the agency.

While agencies are not directly accountable to the people, the Chief Executive is, and it is entirely appropriate for this political branch of the Government chevrin make such policy choices — resolving the competing interests which Congress itself either inadvertently did not resolve, or intentionally left to be resolved by the [p] agency charged with the administration of the statute in light of everyday realities.

Congress bestowed on them the authority to adjudicate administrative matters in A decision based on Chevron deference could say to Congress: For example, it stated: Alabama Power held that EPA had broad discretion to define the constituent terms of “source” so as best to effectuate the purposes of the statute. They thus contend that the EPA rules adopted ininsofar as they apply to the maintenance of the quality of clean air, as well as the rules which apply to nonattainment areas, violate the statute.

Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission. Courts must, in some cases, reconcile competing political chevfon, but not on the basis of the judges’ personal policy preferences.

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat NRDCU. The above exemption is permitted under the SIP because, to be approved under Part D, plan revisions due by January,must contain adopted measures assuring that reasonable further progress will be made. Chief Justice Warren E.


The focal point of this controversy is one phrase in that portion of the Amendments. Finally, an alternative discussed but not favored is to have cevron pieces of process equipment reviewed, resulting in no plant-wide bubble and allowing minor pieces of equipment to escape NSR [p] regardless of whether they are within a major plant.

The EPA expressed the opinion that this interpretation jrdc “more consistent with congressional intent” than the plantwide definition because it “would bring in more sources or modifications for review,” 45 Fed.

Cgevron generally Train v. If that doesn’t qualify as an unconstitutional revision of a judicial declaration of the law by a political branch, I confess I begin to wonder whether we’ve forgotten what might. The case you are viewing is cited by the following Supreme Court decisions.

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Also, Congress intended under Section of the Act that States would have nrec latitude to depart from the strict requirements of this Ruling when the State plan is revised and is being carried out in accordance with Part D.

If the intent of Congress is clear, that is the end of the matter; for the court, as well as the agency, must give effect to the unambiguously expressed intent of Congress.

Such policy chevrln are more properly addressed to legislators or administrators, chegron to judges. Source means any building structure, facility, or installation which emits or may emit any regulated pollutant.

Retrieved May 3, During the floor debates, Congressman Waxman remarked that the legislation struck a proper balance between environmental controls and economic growth in the dirty air areas of America. February 29, Decided: The portion of the Senate Committee Report dealing with nonattainment areas states generally that it was intended to “supersede the EPA administrative approach,” and that expansion should be permitted if a State could.