Environmental Groups Push EPA on Smog

In an attempt to reverse President Obama’s 2011 decision that “scuttled” EPA plans to strengthen ozone standards, environmental and public health groups went to federal court Tuesday to demand the agency move forward on issuing tougher standards for smog-forming pollution.

National Journal: “The American Lung Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and other groups in a court filing Tuesday, ask a federal judge to require EPA to propose new ozone standards by Dec. 1, 2014, and finish them 10 months later.”

“EPA, under the Clean Air Act, must review ozone standards every five years.”

“The green groups’ filing Tuesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California says completion of that review is overdue.”

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