January 30, 2020 / 6:11 PM / 21 days ago

U.S. environmental groups plan to sue Trump administration on airplane emissions

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Environmental groups said on Thursday they plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate aircraft emissions after a 2016 agency determination that those emissions pose a danger to public health.

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, represented by Earthjustice, filed a notice of intent to sue the EPA.

Airplanes are the third-largest source of U.S. transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and the largest not subject to greenhouse gas emissions standards.

The groups said the EPA last year announced it would release a proposed rule by September 2019, but failed to do so. EPA did not immediately comment. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese)

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