WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Eight Northeastern and
mid-Atlantic governors on Monday petitioned the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to require “upwind” states in
the Midwest and South to curb ozone-forming pollution from their
power plants, which they say travels downwind and poses health
risks to their citizens.
They want the EPA to force nine states – Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia
and West Virginia – to regulate the emissions that cross into
their borders through prevailing winds and contribute to higher
ozone levels to the north and east of the upwind states.