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12 States, Green Groups Sue EPA Over Airline Standards They Deem Weak

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing two legal challenges from environmental groups and a coalition of 12 states and Washington, D.C., over its new emissions standards for airlines.

The attorneys general and the groups argue that the first-ever U.S. standards, which are not expected to actually reduce emissions, are insufficient.

“The aviation industry is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, yet the EPA has set standards here that are the equivalent of doing nothing,” Xavier Becerra, the attorney general of California, said in a statement.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill January 15, 2021.