EPA Failing to Act on Ozone Pollution, Lawsuit Says (Corrected)

Feb. 10, 2020, 5:58 PM; Updated: Feb. 12, 2020, 2:43 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency is failing to adopt plans to limit ozone pollution from blowing across state lines, environmental groups say in a new lawsuit.

The agency’s failure to adopt and publish these “Good Neighbor” plans in compliance with a two-year deadline imposed by Congress violates the Clean Air Act, according to the lawsuit filed Feb. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“Instead of taking necessary action to clean up the air, the EPA is continuing to drag its feet,” said Earthjustice Staff Attorney Neil Gormley, who is representing the nonprofit Downsiders at Risk and...

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