Pruitt Vow To 'Review' California GHG Waiver Hints At Unprecedented Step

January 23, 2017
EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt during his Senate confirmation hearing opened the door to the potentially unprecedented step of rescinding California's existing waiver to pursue light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas controls, a step that if enacted could mark the first time the agency has rescinded an existing waiver. During his testimony at the Jan. 18 Senate environment committee hearing, Pruitt pledged to review the waiver, which allows the state to implement its vehicle program, though he vowed not to “prejudge” the...

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