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New York Attorney General announces win in smog lawsuit

New York Attorney General announces win in smog lawsuit

June 13, 2018 11:58 AM

New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood has announced a win in a lawsuit against the Trump EPA.

The decision in State of New York and State of Connecticut v. Pruitt and the U.S. EPA orders the EPA to comply with the Clean Air Act’s requirement to address smog pollution.

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In January, the attorneys general for New York and Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in the latest multi-state effort to compel federal regulators to reduce smog blowing in from other states.

Attorney General underwood released a statement regarding the win saying, "As many as two in three New Yorkers are breathing unhealthy levels of smog.The court’s decision is a major win for New Yorkers and our public health, forcing the Trump EPA to follow the law and act to address smog pollution blowing into New York from upwind states."

The legal action is at least the fourth in the past year involving mostly East Coast states seeking to have the EPA regulate out-of-state pollutants.

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