Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest

NEW YORK, NY — “Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent controls on a group of mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction.

In the latest development of a legal saga that began during Barack Obama’s presidency, the lawsuit by New York and seven other states challenges a Trump administration decision to allow nine upwind states to escape tighter smog pollution controls.

‘Millions of New Yorkers are breathing unhealthy air as smog pollution continues to pour in from other states,’ said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who led the coalition of states that filed the lawsuit dated Friday.”

— Peter Szekely, Reuters

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