Groups Sue Over Southern California Pollution Credits

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental and public health groups that includes the Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. has sued the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the agency responsible for controlling air pollution in part of Southern California, for allegedly selling invalid pollution credits over the last 17 years.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, plaintiffs allege that the AQMD has distributed millions of pollution credits to large companies without verifying that there had been any actual...
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