Environmentalists’ Criticism Of State Haze Plans Signals Looming Fight

June 7, 2021
Environmentalists are criticizing Southeastern states’ air planning efforts to cut emissions and improve visibility under the regional haze program, signaling a broader fight between conservation groups, states and EPA over the stringency of forthcoming state plans weeks before they are required to submit their plans to the agency. By July 31, states are due to submit to EPA their plans for curbing haze-forming air pollution such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), under an extended deadline that applies...

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