Health, Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Smog Standards

Law360, Los Angeles (June 19, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A coalition of public health and environmental groups, including Sierra Club and the American Lung Association, hit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit in California federal court on Wednesday, asking the court to set a deadline for action on overdue standards for ozone pollution.

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA was required to complete its review of the 2008 ozone standards last March, according to Earthjustice, the public interest group representing the plaintiffs. Wednesday's action seeks a court-ordered deadline for the EPA to complete...
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