Environment & Energy Report

EPA Rejects New York’s Petition to Reduce Upwind Air Pollution

May 7, 2019, 7:56 PM

New York won’t get any assistance from the EPA in meeting air quality standards for ozone anytime soon.

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed rejecting a March 2018 petition (RIN 2060-AU04) from the state that sought the federal agency’s assistance in cracking down on ozone-forming pollution from hundreds of sources in nine upwind states. The agency’s move comes less than a month after the state sued the EPA for failing to act on its Clean Air Act petition.

New York identified some 350 power plants, factories, and oil and gas operations...

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