- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - An environmental advocacy group says it will appeal a court decision dismissing its lawsuit against the state for failing to adopt strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

Lawyers for the Conservation Law Foundation and four Boston and Wellesley teenagers asked a Suffolk County Superior Court judge earlier this month to rule that the state hasn’t live up to Massachusetts’ 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act.

The group argued that the law requires the Department of Environmental Protection to set strict greenhouse gas emissions limits to help the state meet its goal of reducing those emissions by 25 percent by 2020.

A lawyer representing the state said the department has met the law’s requirements and that the law only calls on the DEP to set “a desired level of declining” emission limits.

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