ND Says EPA Exceeds Bounds Of Clean Air Consent Degree

Law360, Washington (September 22, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT) -- North Dakota asked Wednesday to intervene in a California suit alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to approve Clean Air Act implementation plans for seven states, saying the EPA exceeded its authority under a consent decree.

WildEarth Guardians' suit, filed in June 2009, alleged that EPA administrator Lisa Jackson failed to either approve a state implementation plan or promulgate an interstate transport federal implementation plan for North Dakota and six other states to satisfy the requirements of CAA. The case resulted in a consent decree...
To view the full article, register now.