EPA Reverses Air Policy Waiver For Decommissioning Offshore Oil Rigs

April 22, 2021
Acting EPA air chief Joe Goffman is reversing a Trump-era decision that gave oil company Chevron USA a waiver from Clean Air Act regulations during the decommissioning of two offshore oil drilling platforms off the California coast, with Goffman saying EPA needs to examine emissions more closely from equipment used in the effort. “EPA did not sufficiently evaluate the possibility that additional activity conducted at the site or equipment used to dismantle the Platforms after the Pre-Abandonment and Abandonment phases...

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