A follow-up request for EPA to meet its responsibility under the federal Clean Air Act was submitted today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The request was signed by 153 organizations and individuals.
The follow-up request states, “We need action now to combat the severity and frequency of exceedances, hazard to health, and pattern of agency disregard.” Documentation included in the letter supports the request.
The follow-up letter reiterated an earlier request that EPA issue a finding on the state’s failure to submit a plan for Fairbanks to meet federal PM2.5 standards. Under the Clean Air Act, when a state has not filed its plan, EPA is required to put the state on a schedule to reduce air pollution in Fairbanks and North Pole with consequences after 18 months.
Read follow-up request: 2013-09-19 Follow-up Request to EPA – 153 Signatures – Final
Earlier request, 8/28/2013: 151 Organizations and Individuals Ask EPA to Take Action