CASAC Dismissal Wins Praise From Environmentalists, State Air Officials

April 6, 2021
Environmentalists, public health advocates and some state air regulators are praising EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s decision to dismiss the entire Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and seek new members, saying the move should ultimately result in more scientifically defensible reviews of ambient air standards. “The move was necessary, obviously. The expertise was not there,” says one West Coast air regulator of Regan’s March 31 decision . “I don’t think the potential for a surgical removal was there” of some...

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