March 25, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org
Four environmental groups are trying to force the Environmental Protection Agency to take actions to reduce harmful levels of smog in eight areas, including the New Jersey and New York metropolitan region.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the groups want the agency to downgrade its smog rating in eight areas from serious to severe, a designation that could lead to more stringent controls of ground-level ozone, or smog.
NJ SEED: Air quality in our populated region requires constant attention. While it is easy for environmental activists to demand that EPA undertake the “simple task” of reclassifying the metropolitan region the cost of remediation are of no concern to them. Proposed solutions include more electrification. Electric energy is clean where we insert the plug, but what about where it is generated?