Group Takes Smog Rule to Court for Failing to Protect Wildlife

Feb. 25, 2021, 6:24 PM

The Center for Biological Diversity is trying to force the Environmental Protection Agency to consider wildlife in federal air quality standards for smog, according to a legal challenge filed Thursday.

Lawyers for the conservation group filed the petition for review at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The petition is the second of its kind to target endangered species protection in National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

The group claims the EPA didn’t consult with wildlife experts when crafting air standards for harmful ground-level ozone.

Ozone, or smog, is one of six air pollutants regulated under...

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