CARB, EJ Groups Ask Court To Decide On SIP ‘Contingency Measure’ Rules

February 2, 2023
California air board officials are battling with environmental justice (EJ) groups over when, and to what extent, regulators must include special “contingency measures” in a state implementation plan (SIP) to meet federal air quality standards as they seek a ruling on competing summary judgment motions on the issue from a federal district court. The litigation’s outcome is crucial as EJ groups are currently pushing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA to include such contingency measures in pending SIPs,...

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