Groups Threaten To Sue EPA Over Air Quality Rules

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- The American Lung Association and the National Parks Conservation Association on Tuesday threatened to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to develop stronger air quality standards for particulate matter emissions from power plants and other industrial sources.

The groups sent EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson a notice of intent to sue, alleging the agency had violated the Clean Air Act by failing to conduct a mandatory five-year review of what they called inadequate standards dating back to the Bush administration.

The EPA in October...
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