Greens, health groups sue Trump EPA over missed Obama smog rule deadline

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Greens, health sue Trump over fog law deadline

Environmental and health groups sued the Trump administration Monday because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) missed a key deadline in enforcing a major air pollution rule.

The groups, including Earthjustice, the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association, say the Clean Air Act required the EPA to say which areas of the country are not in compliance 2015 ozone rule by Oct. 1, but it missed that deadline.

“We cannot stand by as an executive official flagrantly flouts the law. It’s dangerous and corrosive,” Seth Johnson, a staff attorney at Earthjustice, said in a statement.

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