Minnesota joins effort to speed up environmental compliance

Minnesota has joined 17 other states in suing the Environmental Protection Agency to try to speed up its compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on climate change.

In a petition prepared for filing this week, the states said the EPA has done nothing to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide from automobiles, in spite of the court’s ruling requiring it to do so.

The petition asks the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia to order the EPA to act within 60 days. An EPA spokesman acknowledged the 5-4 verdict but said no timetable was required by the court.

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