December 9, 2017

More Trump negligence: Failure to produce air quality maps

Planetizen - "California and 13 other states sued the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency for ignoring an Oct. 1 deadline to update the nation's map of areas with unhealthy smog levels," reports Bob Egelko.

The states, joined by the District of Columbia, said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is violating a law that requires the agency, every two years, to designate areas that exceed federal air-quality standards for ozone, the harmful gas produced in sunlight by pollutants from tailpipes and smokestacks.

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