East Coast Senators Seek ‘Middle Ground’ With CSAPR Opponents

March 29, 2023
East Coast senators from states experiencing substantial interstate ozone pollution are welcoming EPA’s tougher Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), but also signaling some sympathy with Midwestern and Southern states and industries opposing the rule, indicating possible pressure on EPA to ease compliance with the regulation. At a March 29 hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), familiar fault lines emerged over ozone controls between “downwind” coastal states represented by Democratic senators and their “upwind” neighbors to the...

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