Northeast Wants EPA To Give It More Control Of Upwind Air

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 4:13 PM EST) -- Last year, the governors of 10 states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for greater control over portions of nine other states' authority to regulate air pollution. The petitioning states,[1] all of which are members of the 13-state Ozone Transport Region ("OTR"), asked the EPA to require the nine upwind states to join the OTR.[2] If the EPA grants the request, OTR would gain the ability — subject to approval from the EPA — to impose additional restrictions on air emissions in the upwind states, in order to abate excess ground-level ozone in the downwind ones....

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