On Tuesday, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Center for Environmental Health (CEH) announced in a press release that they filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their failure to implement effective smog-reduction plans in four states: Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and California.
Camilla Getz, a legal fellow at the Center for Biological Diversity, said “One of the EPA’s most important jobs is making sure that every person has healthy air to breathe, regardless of where they live. When the EPA shirks that duty, millions of people are stuck suffering from dangerously unhealthy air quality, which can be especially harmful during the hot summer months.”
According to the press release, the EPA has determined the smog-affected areas are hazardous to human health and suffering ecological damage. The press release also states that the intent of the CBD and CEH is to ensure the EPA protects the environment and human health in compliance with the Clean Air Act.