EPA Declines ‘General Duty’ Objection To Air Permit, Citing Trump Stance

June 2, 2021
In a blow to environmentalists, EPA Administrator Michael Regan is rejecting their calls to object to state-issued air permits on the grounds that they fail to meet the Clean Air Act’s rarely used “general duty” requirements to limit emissions, citing arguments based on a Trump-era policy on the question. Regan last month quietly declined environmentalists’ petition for an objection to an Oregon glass manufacturer’s air permit on general duty grounds though the administrator upheld their request for objection on other...

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