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8 Eastern States Suing EPA Over Upwind Air Pollution Control

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New York's Eric Schneiderman, the leading attorney general in the lawsuit, said it was filed Tuesday in a federal appeals court in the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to take action to ensure upwind states control pollution.

Delaware to Sue EPA Over Upwind Air Pollution

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Delaware says more than 90 percent of ground-level ozone, or smog, in Delaware originates from emissions in upwind states. Despite previously petitioning the EPA four times in 2016 to crack down on the upwind pollution, the governor said the state has not gotten relief.

Plants Where Maryland Seeks to Force EPA to Cut Pollution

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FILE - In this May 5, 2014, file photo, a pickup truck drives down a road of the Homer City Generating Station in Homer City, Pa. A spokeswoman for Maryland's attorney general says the state is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution. Homer City Generating Station is one of 36 power plant units in the petition that Maryland asserts are emitting air pollution affecting the state.

Delaware Says It Will Sue EPA Over Upwind Air Pollution

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The litigation involves four petitions filed in 2016 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. The petitions sought to have EPA require certain power-plant units in upwind states to use air pollution controls to reduce emissions.

EPA to Deny Maryland, Delaware Petitions Against Emissions

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The federal agency said Friday that it has concluded neither Delaware nor Maryland has met their burden to show the power plants they cite emit pollution at levels that violate the Clean Air Act's good neighbor provision. The upwind states are Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.