Court: North Carolina tardy in challenging air pollution standards
A federal appeals court has tossed North Carolina's challenge to pollution standards put in place by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ruling that the state waited too long before protesting the rules. The EPA in 2010 issued new regulations for tiny particles in air pollution, and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources argued that the agency was wrong in treating the particles as a new type of pollution and should have just adjusted the standards already set for larger particles.
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