Louisiana Seeks To Curb Community Monitoring Data Use Amid EPA Warning

May 13, 2024
In a potential precedent for other states, Louisiana lawmakers are poised to approve legislation that would limit the use of data collected by community air monitoring programs from being used in Clean Air Act enforcement or regulatory actions despite EPA warnings that the bill violates the state’s federally approved air quality programs and federal rules. The legislation is also drawing stiff criticism from local environmentalists, who charge it is aimed at undercutting monitoring programs they are establishing using grant funds...

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