Green Group Drops La. Agency From Clean Air Suit

Law360, New York (February 19, 2010, 3:23 PM EST) -- A nonprofit community group has dropped the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality from a suit accusing government officials of failing to take appropriate measures to protect Baton Rouge, La., residents from allegedly dangerous levels of air pollution.

Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia determined Wednesday that the LDEQ should be dismissed without prejudice, after the Louisiana Environmental Action Network moved to withdraw claims against the state agency in light of ongoing settlement talks with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,...
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