EPA Agrees To Take Long-Delayed Action On Emissions Plans

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it will make final decisions on particulate matter emissions plans submitted by eight states, settling a lawsuit with the Sierra Club accusing the agency of illegally delaying the process.

The eight plans, which are designed to comply with the EPA's 2006 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for fine particulate matter, have been sitting in limbo since at least 2011 after being submitted to the EPA, the suit says. The Clean Air Act gives the agency only 12 months...
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