EPA Touts COVID-19 Regulatory Flexibility, Eyes Virus’ Air Quality Impacts

May 21, 2020
EPA is touting its short-term regulatory flexibility for industry during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide economic relief in line with directives from President Donald Trump while also pushing longer-term deregulatory measures, and the agency is further assessing the long-term implications of a sharp drop in air pollution caused by pandemic shutdowns. Speaking to members of the agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) meeting by teleconference May 20, acting EPA air chief Anne Idsal praised EPA’s recent actions aimed at...

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