EPA Defends Trump-Era ‘Alternative’ Utah Haze Plan, Denies CSAPR Impact

March 22, 2023
The Biden EPA is defending the agency’s Trump-era approval of an “alternative” regional haze plan for Utah, which counts emissions cuts from a now-shuttered power plant in lieu of stringent controls it earlier favored, in a dispute with environmental groups that oppose the alternative as too weak. The agency’s lawyers also told judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit during March 21 oral arguments that its expanded Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which will now apply...

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