EPA Must Require Air Monitoring Near Freeways: Suit

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 5:34 PM EST) -- Environmental and public health groups on Tuesday challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's approval of an air monitoring plan in Southern California, arguing it should have been rejected because it does not place air quality monitors near the region's heavily trafficked freeways.

The groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, filed their petition in the Ninth Circuit. They claim the EPA violated the Clean Air Act and rulemaking procedures when it approved the South Coast Air Quality Management District's annual monitoring plan in November.

The NRDC,...
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