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Pruitt Orders State To Justify Utility MACT Compliance Extension Air Permit

May 17, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at the urging of environmentalists is objecting to a Clean Air Act permit issued by Pennsylvania for a coal-fired power plant that gives it three more years to comply with the Obama-era power plant air toxics rule, forcing the state to better justify the novel extension or revise the air permit to remove it. Pruitt's May 12 order appears to mark the first time EPA has objected to a state-issued air permit during his tenure. Although...

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