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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 04:13 AM

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

Source: Reuters

ENVIRONMENT JUNE 13, 2018 / 11:51 AM / UPDATED 8 HOURS AGO

U.S. judge orders EPA to limit pollution into New York, Connecticut

Jonathan Stempel
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take steps to curb ozone pollution that blows into New York and Connecticut from five other states.

The decision by U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan is a victory for New York’s and Connecticut’s attorneys general, Barbara Underwood and George Jepsen.

Their offices sued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January, accusing him of ignoring his responsibilities under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce pollution.

Koeltl said the EPA acknowledged having missed an August 2017 deadline to arrange plans to reduce smog from Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia that travels eastward into New York and Connecticut.

Those plans had been required under the “Good Neighbor” provision of the Clean Air Act. Koeltl set a December 6 deadline for compliance.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-epa/u-s-judge-orders-epa-to-limit-pollution-into-new-york-connecticut-idUSKBN1J92A0

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 06:51 AM

1. Boom!

Hopefully the political landscape will have shifted dramatically by December.

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