Biden Admin. Agrees To Crack Down On Upwind Air Pollution

By Clark Mindock (July 29, 2021, 4:41 PM EDT) -- The Biden administration on Thursday agreed to conduct long-neglected reviews of how certain states' pollution plans affect their downwind neighbors, after New York and other East Coast states claimed the delays are forcing millions of people to breathe dirty air.

The proposed settlement would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to enforce the Clean Air Act's "good neighbor" provision, which requires the EPA to approve or disapprove of state implementation plans, or SIPs, governing state compliance with the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone precursors like nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. The East Coast states said in a complaint filed...

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