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US pulp mill emissions rules ordered for 2017 by federal judge

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US pulp mill emissions rules ordered for 2017 by federal judge

March 18, 2016 - 13:49

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2016 (Local News) -A federal judge gave the Environmental Protection Agency until October 2017 to revise the emission standards for pulp mills and nutritional yeast manufacturers.

The Sierra Club and California Communities Against Toxics sued the EPA in March 2015, claiming the agency failed to review and revise as necessary the emission standards for hazardous air pollutants no later than eight years after the standards are initially promulgated, in violation of the Clean Air Act.

The environmental nonprofits claimed the EPA failed to comply with these obligations for "chemical recovery combustion sources at Kraft, soda, sulfite and stand-alone semichemical pulp mills" as well as for "manufacturing of nutritional yeast."

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