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San Antonio Air Quality Decision Draws Advocate Lawsuit

Sept. 24, 2018, 11:40 PM

Texas environmentalists challenged the EPA’s decision on whether the areas around San Antonio are in violation of federal ozone standards.

The Environmental Protection Agency determined that Bexar County—home to San Antonio—doesn’t meet the standards, but excluded the city’s surrounding counties. That distinction is important because localities that violate the standards may have to require additional pollution controls on factories, refineries, and vehicles to get back in compliance.

The Sierra Club, which filed a Sept. 21 lawsuit challenging the EPA’s decision, wants the entire region surrounding San Antonio to be labeled as being in violation of the 70 parts per ...