Maryland will sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if 36 power plants in surrounding states are not forced to use pollution controls, the Associated Press reports.
Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles notified the agency in a letter Thursday after the offending plants missed a July 15 deadline to institute the controls required under the “good neighbor provision.”
“We need the EPA to step in to ensure that these power plants run their pollution controls on a daily basis,” Grumbles said according to the Associated Press. “We’re in discussions with the states. We need EPA to step in and help. We have the data, and it’s clear, and the pollution is coming from these power plants.”