EPA Opts Against ‘Safeguards’ In Rule Ending Stringent Air Toxics Policy

October 1, 2020
EPA’s final rule scrapping a decades-old policy that required air toxics sources to always meet strict emissions limits even if they reduced pollution levels opts against “safeguards” the agency had floated to prevent increases in toxic emissions due to the rule, choosing instead to finalize the regulation without any such backstop measures. Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler called the final rule released on Oct. 1 ahead of its publication in the Federal Register “an important step” to further President Donald...

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