Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corp. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Several tobacco manufacturers sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), challenging a report declaring that tobacco was a known human carcinogen. The district court ruled in favor of tobacco companies and the EPA appealed, arguing that the district court incorrectly held that the report was a final, reviewable agency decision. The Court agreed, dismissing the case.


Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corp., et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., 313 F.3d 852 (4th Cir., 2002).

  • United States
  • Dec 11, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit



  • Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.
  • Council for Burley Tobacco, Inc.
  • Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Co.
  • Gallins Vending Co.
  • Philip Morris, Inc.
  • R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
  • Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.


  • Carol M. Browner
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency

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