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California Senate Panel Approves Bill Locking In Obama-Era EPA Rules

March 21, 2019
The California Senate’s environment panel has approved a bill to lock into state law stringent Obama-era rules from U.S. EPA and other federal agencies to protect them from Trump administration rollbacks, but industry groups say it will spur a wave of lawsuits because the bill would allow the state to issue strict, costly rules with no public input. “That means these state agencies will be doing emergency rulemaking with no notice to any stakeholders, including NGOs, environmental groups and the...


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