Dozen states sue EPA over oil refinery emissions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Twelve states, New York City and the District of Columbia are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the Bush administration has failed to rein in emissions from oil refineries.

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Monday the suit is aimed at forcing the EPA to adopt new regulations to reduce oil industry pollution that contributes to global warming.

Other states in the suit are California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

The suit was filed in a federal court for the District of Columbia Circuit. It is the latest by states critical of the EPA's record.

EPA officials did not immediately return a call for comment.

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