EPA Plan To Expand Texas Ozone Designations Tests Biden’s Approach

July 21, 2021
Oil producers, Texas air regulators and El Paso business interests are fighting EPA’s proposed expansion of a neighboring New Mexico area in “nonattainment” with federal ozone limits, in a test of the Biden administration’s more-expansive approach to such designations. But in a sign of the looming battle, environmentalists are backing a similar proposal in Colorado where the agency is seeking to expand Denver’s non-attainment zone to include a nearby county that incudes oil-and-gas drilling operations. In comments to EPA supplied...

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