Sierra Club Lobs CAA Suit At EPA Chief Over Coal Plants

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club on Monday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s chief in Washington federal court for allegedly failing to act on Georgia’s plan for meeting Clean Air Act standards and not responding to the organization’s opposition to Southern Co. power plants.

One shortcoming concerns the EPA’s failure to meet a Jan. 20 deadline for reviewing a so-called state implementation plan that Georgia submitted to address sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, the complaint says. The agency’s delay has profound consequences for environmental quality because...
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