Environmentalists Urge EPA To Tighten Secondary Air Standards Plan

May 13, 2024
Environmentalists are urging EPA to significantly tighten its proposal that would make limited changes to existing “secondary” national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) aimed at protecting the environment, arguing in oral testimony that the plan “falls short” of what is required, and likely violates the Endangered Species Act (ESA). During a May 8 hearing, environmentalists said the agency’s plan, issued last month, is out of step with the views of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) panelists that favor...

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