Fight against EPA orders heads to SCOTUS

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January 8, 2012
Wall Street Journal    
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"In a case watched closely by energy companies and manufacturers, the Supreme Court is set to consider Monday whether to blunt one of the government's chief tools for enforcing the Clean Water Act. Based on 'any information' -- even a newspaper article or an anonymous tip -- the Environmental Protection Agency can issue an administrative compliance order .... business groups contend that the EPA acts as a judge and jury, forcing property owners either to comply, often at great expense, or risk penalties of up to $37,500 a day if the agency later obtains a court ruling to enforce its directive." (01/08/12)  

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