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East Coast, Other States Spar Over EPA's Interstate Ozone Rule 'Closeout'

September 12, 2018
East Coast states are disputing EPA's proposed rule to “close out” the Obama-era Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) air trading program and faulting its conclusion that no further agency regulatory action beyond existing requirements is necessary to curb interstate ozone transport, clashing with Midwestern and Southern states and utilities that back the proposal. In recent written comments , several Eastern states reject EPA's July 10 proposed finding that the CSAPR utility emissions cap-and-trade program will by 2023 have met...


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