N.Y. Leads Suit Against EPA Over Rules on Drifting Smog (1)

Jan. 31, 2019, 9:02 PMUpdated: Jan. 31, 2019, 9:19 PM

New York is leading a half-dozen states suing the Trump administration for allegedly failing to regulate interstate smog they claim is blowing in from upwind states.

The suit, filed Jan. 30 in federal court in Washington, seeks to force the Environmental Protection Agency to comply with federal law by requiring additional controls on ground-level ozone pollution alleged to pose a health threat to the downwind states, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.

The suit claims the agency is balking at a Clean Air Act provision that requires states to control emissions that cross state lines and ...

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