EPA Right To Nix Houston, Dallas Air Controls, Texas Says

Law360 (January 14, 2019, 8:42 PM EST) -- Green groups are too late to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's revocation of certain ozone limits and pollution control requirements for the Houston and Dallas metropolitan areas, the Texas attorney general and industry groups have told the Fifth Circuit.

The Sierra Club and other groups sued the EPA over 2015 and 2016 rules that lifted the cities' ozone standard compliance statuses from nonattainment, or not meeting national ambient air quality standards, to attainment, saying the moves were unwarranted and that stricter controls in the areas are still needed. But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the BCCA Appeal Group,...

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