EPA Urged To Quickly Withdraw Trump-Era Plan Easing Pyrolysis Air Rules

July 19, 2022
Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups are urging EPA to formally abandon a Trump-era proposal that weakens air regulation of pyrolysis and gasification, two processes used in “advanced” plastics recycling, ensuring tougher rules quickly apply as concern mounts over apparent inertia in the administration while the practices spread. In separate letters last week, they urged Administrator Michael Regan to act quickly to prevent the spread of the technologies without adequate regulation. “We ask that EPA take action to advance solutions that...

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