Court Rules that EPA Must Act On Interstate Smog Pollution Blowing into NY and CT from Upwind States
New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a major win in a lawsuit against the Trump EPA. The decision in State of New York and State of Connecticut v. Pruitt and the U.S. EPA orders the EPA to comply with the Clean Air Act’s requirement to address smog pollution from upwind states. In January, New York and Connecticut jointly sued the EPA.
Attorney General Underwood released the following statement:
“As many as two in three New Yorkers are breathing unhealthy levels of smog.
The court’s decision is a major win for New Yorkers and our public health, forcing the Trump EPA to follow the law and act to address smog pollution blowing into New York from upwind states.
The Trump administration has repeatedly flouted the law – and over and over again, we’ve taken them to court and won. We will continue to do what it takes to protect New Yorkers’ health and environment.