Environmentalists Praise 111(d) Plan As Blocking ‘Race To The Bottom’

January 25, 2023
Environmentalists are broadly praising EPA’s plan to restrict states’ ability to apply less-stringent air and climate pollution controls than federal guidelines crafted under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, arguing the provisions would help prevent a “race to the bottom” as states craft plans to comply with upcoming rules for power plants, oil and gas and other sectors. The advocacy, during a Jan. 24 public hearing on the agency’s section 111(d) implementing rules update, generally aligns with recent comments...

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