EPA Defends Scrapping State Ozone Transport Plans, As Litigation Looms

February 10, 2023
EPA is defending its recent disapproval of 19 states’ plans for curbing emissions of interstate ozone, a decision that paves the way for the agency to impose tougher federal controls under an expanded Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), after many states and industry groups heavily criticized the disapproval and signaled likely litigation ahead. The disapproval rule , quietly issued Jan. 31 and scheduled for publication in the Federal Register Feb. 13, scraps the state implementation plans (SIPs) intended to implement...

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