WASHINGTON D.C. – Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has joined 15 other state A.G.’s in filing suit against the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
The action accuses the EPA and Administrator Scott Pruitt for illegally stalling the designation of areas impacted by unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone.
Information from the American Lung Association shows more than 115 million Americans are breathing harmful levels.
The attorneys general say Pruitt delayed the action for a year and calls it a violation of the clean air act.
Other states challenging Pruitt include New England States Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont, along with ten others across the country.