EPA, Enviros Settle Suit Over State Air Quality Plans

Law360, Los Angeles (June 28, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday approved a settlement of Clean Air Act litigation in which two environmental groups accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of breaking the law by not addressing 12 states' failure to submit air quality plans for lead emissions.

Under the terms of the settlement, the EPA will publish notice of its findings in the Federal Register by Aug. 15. The agency says Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota have submitted their implementation plans since the lawsuit was filed in September,...
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