WildEarth Sues EPA To Clear Pollution Plan Backlog

Law360, New York (September 10, 2009, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Environmental group WildEarth Guardians has filed a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to push the agency to clear out a backlog of air quality control plans submitted by states under the Clean Air Act.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Colorado-based environmental group claims the EPA has repeatedly missed mandatory deadlines imposed by the CAA to review various states' pollution control plans.

Failing to adhere to those deadlines puts the agency in violation...
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