EPA Drops Reconsideration Of Trump Ozone Limit, Citing CASAC Criticisms

August 21, 2023
In a blow to environmentalists, EPA Administrator Michael Regan has dropped the agency’s contested reconsideration of Trump-era ozone standards and started a new statutory review, citing questions by his hand-picked advisers about the underlying science, and pushing the issue beyond the end of President Joe Biden’s current term. In an Aug. 18 letter to Elizabeth Sheppard, chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), Regan justifies the decision based on misgivings that the panel expressed regarding EPA’s analysis of...

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