Environmentalists Urge EPA To Drop Contested Michigan Ozone Approval

March 10, 2023
Environmentalists are urging EPA to withdraw its planned approval of Michigan’s “exceptional events” request that would ease otherwise-mandated limits on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions that contribute to ozone levels in Detroit, fearing the agency has prejudged its decision before the comment period closed in part to bolster auto industry development plans. While EPA has faced state lawsuits over prior rejections of exceptional event requests, the agency has never been sued over its approval of one, a step that environmentalists...

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