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U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Clean Air Act rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear a challenge to a tough new clean air requirement limiting sulfur dioxide emissions.
The high court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from businesses and industrial interests involving an Environmental Protection Agency regulation setting emission levels of sulfur dioxide, a colorless gas with the smell of rotting eggs. Sulfur dioxide from power plant smokestacks can be carried long distances by wind and weather and has been linked to various illnesses including asthma.
Several corporations and industrial associations along with several states say that EPA’s required emission levels are lower than mandated by law to protect public health. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit refused to overturn the EPA’s decision.
The justices refused to reconsider that ruling.


Paul S. Magy elected president of BOMA of Metro Detroit

 Clark Hill Attorney Paul S. Magy has been elected president of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Metro Detroit, effective January 1. Magy is resident in the firm’s Birmingham office and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. BOMA is a professional trade association whose members either own or manage commercial real estate, or provide goods and services to the industry. 
Magy has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate law. Magy has substantial experience representing all types of commercial property owners, developers, property managers and brokers.
 In addition to his work with BOMA, Magy is actively involved in a number of real estate trade associations. He is a long time member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serving as ICSC's Michigan State Director from 2001-2004  and has held numerous other state and regional offices for ICSC.  In 2012, Paul was awarded ICSC’s highest honor, the Trustees Distinguished Service Award, at a special ceremony at RECon in Las Vegas. Paul is currently chair of the Michigan ICSC's Continuing Education Program for Real Estate Professionals and frequently presents at seminars and programs on a variety of real estate related topics. His work in the area of shopping center related law and involvement with ICSC earned him a seat on ICSC's National Legal Advisory Council beginning in 2002.  Paul  was recently named to become its Chairman effective at the 2013 RECon.
 Magy earned both his J.D. and B.A. from Wayne State University.