A nonprofit foundation has sued the U.S. EPA for missing deadlines to review and potentially revise air pollution limits for toxic air and emissions from a variety of air emission sources. Those sources include furnaces used in steel plants and large terminals to store and transport gasoline. Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA is required to periodically review standards applicable to hazardous and toxic air pollutants. The EPA has missed the deadlines for reviewing the limits and standards for new sources for a number of categories including those that are applicable to electric arc furnaces and bulk petroleum storage facilities. The suit seeks to compel the U.S. EPA to comply with its nondiscretionary duties under the Clean Air Act.
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