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Maryland to sue EPA over interstate air pollution

September 27th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Maryland is expected to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Environmental Protection Agency, demanding that it address interstate air pollution. The action against President Donald Trump’s administration would press EPA to apply stricter pollution controls to dozens of power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, something state officials argue is required to uphold the Clean Air Act.

The upwind pollution contributes much of the smog that fouls Maryland’s air on hot summer days.

“Maryland has made significant progress in improving our air quality in recent years, and that progress is in jeopardy due to a lack of action by the EPA that dates back to the previous administration,” Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.

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