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Former Officials Warn EPA Lacks Legal Power To Scrap MATS Finding

April 17, 2019
Former EPA officials, including several who helped craft the Obama-era mercury and air toxics standards (MATS), are warning the Trump administration that it lacks legal authority for its proposal to scrap the cost-benefit finding underpinning the MATS rule, unless it pursues a major new cost review that the agency has so far avoided. In written comments submitted ahead of an April 17 deadline for public input on the proposal, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) of former EPA staff says, “EPA...


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