EPA Ignored States' 'Sue And Settle' Queries, AGs Say

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The attorneys general of 12 states on Tuesday accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of ignoring their requests for information about the agency’s alleged practice of settling Clean Air Act litigation through consent decrees, which the AGs said undermines states’ rights.

The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma federal court, is the latest attack on the EPA’s alleged “sue to settle” habit, which has drawn fire recently from Congress as well.

Attorneys general from Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and...
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