EPA Largely Rejects Groups’ Novel PSD Claim In Challenge To Title V Permit

June 3, 2024
EPA has largely rejected environmentalists’ challenge to the Title V air operating permit for the West Elk Coal mine in Colorado, snubbing their novel arguments that local air regulators failed to issue a required new source review (NSR) preconstruction permit for the mine, broadly in line with its policy of not “second guessing” states’ permit decisions. In a May 24 response , EPA Administrator Michael Regan rejects arguments from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and WildEarth Guardians, which had...

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