Industry Fights EPA Proposal To Count ‘Fugitive’ Emissions In Air Permits

March 7, 2023
A range of industry groups and GOP-led states are fighting EPA’s plan to require new source review (NSR) permit applicants to count “fugitive” emissions when deciding if more-rigorous permit review and additional pollution controls are required, signaling likely litigation, while environmentalists and some state regulators are welcoming the proposal. In comments submitted ahead of a Feb. 14 deadline, industry groups criticize EPA’s Oct. 14 proposal that would scrap a 2008 rule that sought to exempt some facilities from having to...

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