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Colorado Ozone Fight Tests EPA Expansion Of Foreign Emissions Waivers

March 21, 2019
Local business groups in Colorado are urging the state to ask EPA for a less-severe “nonattainment” designation for the agency’s ozone ambient air limit by citing a Clean Air Act (CAA) waiver that would blame foreign emissions for its inability to meet the standard, posing an early testing of the Trump administration’s push to expand use of the waiver. Previous administrations have limited the geographic scope of the air law’s section 179(B), which allows areas already categorized out of attainment...

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