Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.'s representation of the pulp and paper industry started shortly after we began our practice, and we have continued to advise and represent members of the industry since then.
In the late 1970s, when EPA promulgated a rule under the Clean Water Act that was not justified environmentally and would have increased the industry's cost of treating conventional pollutants by billions of dollars, Beveridge & Diamond was chosen to lead the industry's successful challenge to that rule in American Paper Institute v. EPA , 660 F.2d 954 (4th Cir. 1981). In the ensuing six years following the judicial remand we continued to demonstrate why the Agency's repeated attempts to repromulgate the costly rule were misguided. In the end, EPA promulgated a rule that did not increase industry's cost of compliance at all.
Since then we have continued to help members of the industry carry out their environmental responsibilities, deal with overreaching government demands and successfully manage their business.
Our long history of work on behalf of the pulp and paper industry and many of its members, and the experience with and in-depth knowledge of the industry, continue to grow and provide benefits as the industry and its members face the challenges of doing business in an ever-changing, highly regulated economy.
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