January 4, 2019 / 1:21 PM / 5 months ago

EPA facing lawsuit over air pollution in Salt Lake metro area

Green and community groups put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice on Thursday of a lawsuit for not enforcing air quality standards in Utah, an issue they consider urgent as state leaders push for building a massive freight distribution center near the Great Salt Lake.

The groups in a statement said the EPA has failed to require Salt Lake City metro area to limit particulate air pollution from vehicles, coal-burning power plants, refineries and mining to comply with the Clean Air Act.

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