Sierra Club Sues EPA Over State Air Quality Plans

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 3:42 PM EST) -- The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for allegedly dragging its feet in approving state plans designed to meet federal air quality requirements.

The lawsuit says each state is required to comply with a federal standard for fine particulate matter emissions and must submit a plan to the EPA that describes how it intends to do so. States have three years after the promulgation of a change in the rules to come up with their plans.

The EPA last revised the fine...
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