Lack Of Emission Controls Dooms Pa. Air Plan, 3rd Circ. Told

By Matt Fair (April 14, 2015, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A Third Circuit panel was urged during oral arguments on Tuesday to find that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly gave its blessing to a Pennsylvania air pollution mitigation plan that failed to impose any meaningful controls on major sources of emissions.

Charles McPhedran, an attorney with Earthjustice representing a trio of environmental groups challenging Pennsylvania's regional haze plan, said EPA's approval had come despite both limited information from the state and a lack of concrete emission reductions for major polluters.

"EPA approved a plan that provided for no emission reductions at any source," he said. "EPA admits that this approval...

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