Groups Demand Speedy Update Of EPA Air Quality Standards

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 3:29 PM EDT) -- The American Lung Association and National Parks Conservation Association on Friday continued to push back against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency handling of its air quality standards for particulate matter emissions, asking the court to speed up an update of the rule by eight months.

In response to a suit lodged by the two advocacy groups in February, the EPA conceded last week that it had violated the October 2011 deadline for revamping the national ambient air quality standards that regulate smoke, soot and other pollution...
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