EPA Sued Over Ocean Ship Pollution Standards

Law360, New York (September 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for allegedly failing to sufficiently regulate emissions from large oceangoing ships.

The environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth, represented by the environmental legal group Earthjustice, has sued the EPA for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act of 1990 in failing to meet an April 2007 deadline to introduce new, tougher emissions standards for oceangoing ships. The lawsuit seeks to compel the agency to produce and enforce new standards.

The EPA has...
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