WildEarth Loses Soot Pollution Oversight Suit Against EPA

Law360, Washington (March 11, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge on Tuesday tossed WildEarth Guardians' lawsuit alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by allowing Utah and Idaho air pollution to go unabated for years, saying the group couldn't prove that the EPA or the states missed required regulatory deadlines.

Although the EPA determined in 2009 that areas in Utah and Idaho are violating National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and the states have to submit adequate state implementation plans for fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5, U.S. District...
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