EPA 'good neighbor' rejection draws bipartisan wrath
EPA faced bipartisan opposition at a public hearing this morning on its planned rejection of "good neighbor" petitions from Maryland and Delaware seeking a federal crackdown on ozone-forming pollution from outside their boundaries.
Republicans say EPA being 'unfair' with ozone rule compliance
EPA is failing to fully account for pollution from Mexico and other countries in making compliance decisions for its 2015 ground-level ozone standard, Republican lawmakers charged at a hearing yesterday.
EPA stalls on plan to leave SO2 standard unchanged
EPA has scheduled a July 10 public hearing and has also pushed back the deadline for written comments on its plans for leaving its primary sulfur dioxide standard unchanged.
Court schedules oral arguments on SO2 suits
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments Sept. 11 on three consolidated lawsuits challenging several of EPA's attainment decisions for its primary 2010 sulfur dioxide standard, according to a recently issued order.
Lawsuit challenges permit guidance
The Sierra Club is contesting a fresh EPA attempt to make it easier for businesses to show that proposed new plants or expansions of existing facilities will not significantly affect air quality when they are applying for air permits under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration program.