Enviros Sue EPA To Force Smog, Soot Computer Models

Law360, New York (September 2, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club on Wednesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington federal court for allegedly failing to designate official computer models for evaluating smog and soot emitted by major air polluters.

The environmental organization argues that the lack of EPA-specified models for predicting the impact of major sources on ground-level ozone and particulate matter of less than 2.5 micrometers, respectively known as smog and soot, is “literally a matter of life and death.”

Without those models, major sources that contribute to smog and soot...
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