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Wine Country Airplane Emissions Subject to Possible EPA Suit (1)

May 1, 2019, 1:10 AMUpdated: May 1, 2019, 6:17 PM

Two environmental groups plan to sue the EPA for failing to set air standards for lead emissions from small airplanes in California’s wine country.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler on April 30 saying they plan to sue over “permitting deficiences.”

They say the EPA should have stepped in after California failed to address the issue in the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District.

“There’s no excuse for allowing small planes to continue to poison Sonoma County’s air,” Center for Biological Diversity...

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