Oil Sector Seeks EPA Waivers During Pandemic, Alarming Environmentalists

March 24, 2020
The American Petroleum Institute (API) and other industry groups are pressing EPA and other agencies for a slew of regulatory exemptions to ease the impact of the ongoing economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, prompting alarm from environmentalists who warn the move is intended to serve as a pretext for further deregulation. “Although the COVID crisis is new, there’s nothing new about the oil and gas industry’s desire for weak oversight. API lobbied hard against climate and health safeguards...

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