EPA Must Expedite Update To Air Quality Standards, Judge Says

Law360, Washington (May 31, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday clamped down on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying it has one week to sign off on proposed air quality standards for particulate air emissions and requesting a top official explain the agency's foot-dragging to the court next month.

Citing his concerns that the EPA hasn't taken past D.C. Circuit rulings on its air quality standards seriously, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins granted part of a preliminary injunction request from the American Lung Association and National Parks Conservation Association,...
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