In First, EPA May End ‘Force Majeure’ Waiver In Ethylene Air Toxics Rule

May 10, 2022
Environmentalists are praising EPA’s decision to reconsider its ethylene production air toxics rule in response to their petition calling for tougher regulation that ends various “loopholes” in the regulation of plants, saying it could result in a first-time removal of a “force majeure” exemption for events such as natural disasters. According to a recent legal filing by the agency, and discussions with environmental litigants seeking tougher rules, EPA will reconsider its air toxics regulations for ethylene production facilities, also known...

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