EPA Faults Texas Air Permits Amid Looming Fight Over Trump-Era Policy

August 9, 2021
EPA Administrator Michael Regan in recent decisions has twice faulted Texas air regulators for their failure to ensure state-issued air quality permits are fully enforceable but the instant disputes did not present an opportunity for the agency to address environmentalists’ broader calls to reverse a Trump-era policy of deferring to state permit decisions. In responses to petitions filed by Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and Sierra Club, Regan over the past few weeks has held that the Texas Commission on Environmental...

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