Utilities Commission Faces “Hot Gas” Suits

Law360, New York (January 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An air quality control agency has sued the California Public Utilities Commission, claiming it set new natural gas standards that would increase air pollution in the state.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District lodged the suits Tuesday in a California appeals court and the California Supreme Court, alleging the Commission was negligent when it established guidelines that permitted lower grades of natural gas to enter the state without evaluating how the move would add to air pollution.

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