Okla. Seeks To Block EPA's Haze Control Plan

Law360, New York (June 1, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The state of Oklahoma sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday in an attempt to prevent the agency from implementing its plan to eliminate haze-causing pollution, saying the EPA unfairly dismissed parts of Oklahoma's own plan.

Unlike the plan Oklahoma proposed in February 2010, a March 2011 EPA plan recommended that three of the state's power plants be required to adopt new technology or switch to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oklahoma's plan falls short of meeting the Clean Air Act's regional haze requirements because of the...
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