EPA Finds CARB Failed To Submit SIP, Sidestepping Ruling On ‘Withdrawals’

February 5, 2024
EPA has found that California regulators have failed to submit state implementation plan (SIP) elements to meet a 2012 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standard, clearing the way for environmentalists to drop a lawsuit in which the agency was seeking a precedent-setting ruling on whether states can withdraw and re-submit SIPs and re-set related agency obligations. One environmentalist involved in the litigation says the plaintiffs plan to withdraw their suit as a result of the agency’s finding. In a Jan. 30­...

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