Excessive idling by Encore Boston Harbor shuttles sparks lawsuit threat

David Abel, The Boston Globe

The Conservation Law Foundation recently notified Encore owner Wynn Resorts and several transportation contractors that it intends to sue unless the companies take quick action to cease idling. The shuttle buses have run around the clock to MBTA stops, the airport, and other locations since the Everett casino opened in June.

The Boston-based advocacy group has accused the companies of violating the federal Clean Air Act and state regulations that prohibit excessive vehicle idling, which releases soot that includes harmful pollutants such as benzene, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.

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