4 States Sue EPA Over Delaying Sulfur Dioxide Designations

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT) -- North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Nevada sued U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Regina McCarthy in North Dakota federal court Wednesday in a bid to force the EPA to designate areas of the country as either attaining or not attaining the 2010 revised sulfur dioxide national air quality standard.

The four states allege McCarthy failed to meet a three-year deadline to publish the designations, even after the plaintiffs made timely submissions of the levels of sulfur dioxide in the air in their states. They asked the...
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