Federal appeals court stays EPA's rejection of Arkansas' ozone plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has halted the federal government's rejection of Arkansas' ozone plan. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday issued a one-page stay without elaboration. Arkansas in February sued over the EPA disapproving the state's plan to prevent adding to ozone pollution outside state boundaries. The state's attorney general says Thursday's ruling prevents the federal government from imposing its own plan on Arkansas. The agency had asked the federal court to not stay its decision, saying it would harm millions who live in areas affected by pollution from Arkansas.

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