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Sierra Club: EPA failed to enforce Clean Air Act

The Sierra Club, on Monday, delivered a notice of intent to file a legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying the EPA failed to enforce the sulfur pollution components of the Clean Air Act.

The EPA failed to issue a single “finding of failure to submit” to states that have not submitted required plans for dealing with clean air standards for sulfur dioxide pollution. The deadline to submit plans was June 2013, however 30 states have not submitted implementation plans to comply with the 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for sulfur dioxide.

Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA was required to issue a finding of whether a state has submitted a plan by December 2013, or six months following the submission deadline.

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