EPA Hit With Lawsuit Over San Joaquin Valley Smog

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT) -- Two environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in California federal court on Monday, claiming it failed its statutory duty to determine whether ozone levels in the state's San Joaquin Valley had reached Clean Air Act goals set in 1990.

The Sierra Club and Medical Advocates for Healthy Air claim that San Joaquin Valley residents are "exposed to some of the most dangerous air pollution in the country" including ground-level ozone, or smog.

"The government air agencies have had over 20 years to clean up...
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