Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

City Council Mulls Lawsuits against EPA, Postal Service

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

City Council Mulls Lawsuits against EPA, Postal Service

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Plans to sue the U.S. Postal Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are still in the works, according to Oklahoma City officials, but the only official word Tuesday is that "instructions were given" to city staffers investigating the possible litigation.

City Council members went into a closed door session Tuesday to discuss the potential moves, but came away with more questions than answers, according to Ward II Councilman Mark Schwartz.

Schwartz, who also serves as president of the National League of Cities, said the EPA lawsuit "needs to have more research done and more questions answered" before anything can be filed.

The City Council has been discussing the legal moves for weeks. In the case of the EPA, the city wants to overturn recently-enacted regulations that govern clean air rules and which city officials say could cost cities and towns around the country millions of dollars in fines and lost businesses.

In the case of the Postal Service, city officials are seeking to stop a plan to replace door-to-door mail delivery with curbside delivery. …

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