New York sues Trump administration to enforce Clean Air Act

U.S. | 11/26/2019 | Reuters Editorial
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(Reuters) - New York and Connecticut sued the Trump administration on Thursday, alleging it has failed to enforce the U.S. Clean Air Act and allowed five neighboring states to pump unhealthy levels of pollution into their states.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan asks the court to compel President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency to protect states that are downwind from other states with excessive air pollution.

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“More than two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly breathe unhealthy air, yet the Trump administration continues to ignore the smog caused by upwind air pollution,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement. “We will not allow the federal government to trivialize the law, and minimalize the importance of clean air for millions of New Yorkers.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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