NEW YORK (AP) — New York and 10 other states have filed a lawsuit designed to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on soot pollution.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan comes after the federal agency failed to meet a statutory October deadline to revise soot standards.READ MORE: People In Baltimore Protest In Solidarity, Mourning Daunte Wright's Death After He Was Fatally Shot By Police During Traffic Stop In Minnesota
Soot is produced by diesel vehicles and power plants and has been linked to chronic respiratory disease, impaired lung function, heart disease and asthma.READ MORE: Pause In Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Could Delay Maryland's Goals As Baltimore City Emerges As Potential New Hotspot
The other states in the lawsuit are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?
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