California, 13 other states sue EPA over smog levels

California and 13 other states sued the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for ignoring an Oct. 1 deadline to update the nation’s map of areas with unhealthy smog levels, saying the delay is endangering children and people who suffer from lung disease.

“Lives can be saved if the EPA implements these standards,” said state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, whose office filed the suit in federal court in San Francisco.

Environmental groups had filed a similar suit in the same court Monday....

8 Published By - National News - 2017.12.08. 00:24
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