EPA Not Required To Set New Ozone Rules, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday dismissed a consolidated lawsuit by environmental groups alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to create new standards for ground-level ozone, saying because the EPA isn't required to make new standards, the court can’t hear the claims.

WildEarth Guardians in one lawsuit, and the Sierra Club and the Midwest Environmental Defense Center in another, had tried to compel the EPA to review emission standards and, if necessary, enact regulations “to prevent significant deterioration of air quality which would result from the...
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