EPA Seeks More Time With State Ozone Rules

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 3:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asked a California federal judge on Monday to give it more time to review states' plans to address ozone pollution, affirming two conservation groups' claims that the regulator fell short of its obligations under the Clean Air Act.

In its motion for summary judgment in the consolidated suit, the EPA conceded it missed a statutory deadline to act on already-submitted proposals that came due in March — three years after the regulator adjusted its acceptable threshold for ground-level photochemical oxidants, better...
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