OMB approves EPA dispersants rule ahead of court deadline

May 22, 2023
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved EPA’s final rule that seeks to update the agency’s regulations governing oil spill dispersants and other chemical and biological agents, clearing the way for the agency to release the measure ahead of a May 31 court deadline. According to OMB’s website, White House officials formally approved the measure May 19. This will allow the agency to release the rule before the court-ordered deadline, which environmentalists secured from the U.S...

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