NJ Sierra Club Fights State's Soot Status Request To EPA

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 6:04 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Sierra Club on Thursday blasted the state's efforts to redesignate areas that have been labeled as failing to meet federal air quality standards for soot, arguing that the recession and a drop in energy use are being used to justify the changes.

The requested redesignation of “nonattainment areas” that officials say now meet health standards for fine particle pollution is part of a final revision to New Jersey's State Implementation Plan under the federal Clean Air Act, which the state Department of Environmental...
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