County files challenge to EPA’s air-quality ruling
Published: August 7,2012
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HERNANDO — A Mississippi county is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to group the county with Memphis on ozone levels.
The Commercial Appeal reports the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss litigation filed against the EPA.
Gary Rikard, an attorney who represents the county on the issue, says the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality has also filed a review petition with the court.
Court records show that on July 26, the state’s petition was consolidated with the county’s case and several other parties, and now “constitutes the lead case for this consolidated matter.”
Rikard said it could take until next summer for the court to make a decision on the issue.
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