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56-2 -ROEK.DESKTOPPED 6/25/2004 4:54 PM 575 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ALASKA V. EPA: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE EPA’S AUTHORITY UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT INTRODUCTION On January 21, 2004, the Supreme Court, in Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation v. Environmental Protection Agency,1 addressed whether the Clean Air Act (CAA or the Act)2 authorizes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) to block construction of a major new pollutant-emitting...

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