EPA, California Appear To Ease SIP Strife Though Environmentalists Resist

January 7, 2020
EPA is recognizing California officials’ efforts to reduce a backlog of state implementation plans (SIPs) to achieve national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), potentially signaling some easing of tensions between the Trump administration and Golden State, even though they remain at odds on various other environmental policies. However, some environmental groups are objecting to California’s withdrawal of some of its proposed SIPs as part of the backlog-reduction process, charging that the Clean Air Act doesn’t allow states to withdraw such...

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