SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Fourteen states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.
The suit announced Thursday says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not designated any areas of the country as having unhealthy air, missing an October 1 deadline. Such designated areas must take steps to improve their air quality.
EPA spokeswoman Michele Huitric could not immediately comment on the suit filed Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who announced the lawsuit, says healthier air can save lives.
The suit also was filed by the attorneys general in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Minnesota's Pollution Control Agency also joined the suit.
- 14 states sue US EPA alleging failure to enforce smog rules
- Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures
- Redding and Chico Regions Rank Nationally for Smog Pollution
- Attorneys general sue Trump administration over water rule
- Terry Crews sues agent over alleged groping incident
- Equipment failure at Ohio hospital destroys embryos
- Law Enforcement Oversight?
- SEC Sues Elon Musk
- City of Oroville to file suit Wednesday against the state for dam failure