States sue EPA over global warming

A group of state attorneys general is suing the EPA over global warming, according to the Associated Press.

The group reportedly hopes to force the EPA to comply with a Supreme Court ruling mandating an EPA decision on issues related to CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG).

The high court decided a year ago that CO2 and other GHG are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act and ordered the EPA to take action.

But 16 states and others said in a court filing Wednesday that the EPA has not issued a decision on regulation. Their court filing seeks to compel the EPA to act within 60 days.

The plaintiffs in Wednesday’s court action include attorneys general from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia, plus the city of New York, and the mayor and city council of Baltimore.

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