EPA Gives States 2 Years To Provide Haze Plans

Law360, New York (January 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Under pressure from a lawsuit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that 37 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands have all failed to submit plans to eliminate haze-causing air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas, and the agency has set a timetable for submission and approval of the plans.

According to the EPA's 1999 Regional Haze Program, all states were required to come up with state implementation plans by December 2007. The plans were supposed to include reasonable progress goals...
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