San Francisco Environmentalists Sue EPA Over Clean Air Act

It's Spare the Air Day, and here is why we should refrain from air-polluting behaviors.

The San Francisco-based Sierra Club has joined WildEarth Guardians in a legal battle to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hold more than two dozen states accountable for protecting its residents from some of the most hazardous air pollutants.

In the suit, which was filed in San Francisco court last week, environmentalists argue that the EPA is neglecting to reject or even accept states' plans to combat fine particulate that is a major cause of air quality problems across the United States. While dozens of states have crafted plans, as mandated by the Clean Air Act, others have not even bothered to turn over plans of how they will address the new standards for air pollution.

Tags: , , , ,

Related Stories