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Environmentalists Say EPA Rollbacks Hinder Air Toxics Compliance Priority

March 15, 2019
Environmentalists are warning that EPA’s proposal to extend an Obama-era enforcement priority on reducing hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) is undermined by the Trump administration’s deregulatory push, saying budget cuts will reduce compliance inspections and policy changes are likely to cause a spike in toxic emissions. Separately, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) that represents many state and local air divisions is faulting the agency’s plan to end a long-running enforcement priority for the Clean Air Act’s new source...


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