At Odds With EPA, Texas Renews Bid To Designate NAAQS Attainment Areas

June 11, 2019
Texas is reiterating its claim that it has authority under the Clean Air Act to designate areas as meeting EPA’s six national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), contradicting the agency’s view in a new legal filing even as the state seeks to defend EPA’s designation that the El Paso area is in attainment with the 2015 ozone NAAQS. The Lone Star State makes its argument in a June 10 brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...

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