Bloomberg Law
Sept. 23, 2019, 5:44 PMUpdated: Sept. 23, 2019, 7:37 PM

EPA Rejects N.Y. Plea to Cut Pollution From Upwind Neighbors (2)

Amena H. Saiyid
Amena H. Saiyid

New York will not receive federal help with its air quality, as the EPA is refusing to further limit ozone-forming pollution from hundreds of sources in nine upwind states.

The Environmental Protection Agency in a final ruling on Sept. 20 rejected (RIN:2060-AU04) a 2018 petition from New York saying the state didn’t show—and the EPA didn’t independently find—that upwind sources from other states would produce the pollution at levels that violate the “good neighbor” provision of the Clean Air Act. Under that provision, the EPA can require additional pollution controls at upwind power plants.

New York had asked ...