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Delaware Valley Citizens' Council for Clean Air v. Pennsylvania

ELR Citation: 11 ELR 20954
Nos. Nos. 76-2068, 77-619, 17 ERC 1120/(E.D. Pa., 05/20/1981) Motion to modify decree denied

The district court denies defendants' motion to postpone until January 1983 implementation of an auto emissions inspection and maintenance program and orders defendants to submit a plan for the immediate implementation of the program by June 1, 1981. The court finds postponement unnecessary because existing emissions analyzers are adequate to fulfill the needs of the program and the air quality in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions of the state fails to meet some of the standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the court grants plaintiffs' motion to declare defendants in violation of the consent decree but refuses to modify the decree to assign supervision of the program to plaintiffs.

Counsel are listed at 11 ELR 20953.