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EPA Says States Cannot Sue Over Ozone Designations On Citizens’ Behalf

May 13, 2019
EPA is arguing that states lack standing for their litigation challenging the agency’s designations for which areas of the country are attaining federal ozone standards because they cannot contest the findings on behalf of their citizens, the latest attempt by EPA to fend off states’ lawsuits by arguing that they lack the necessary standing to sue. The ozone designations are “federal matters under federal law. So state and local governments have no standing to challenge designations in the name of...


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