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In Rare Fight, EPA Attacks Texas Bid To ‘Rewrite’ NAAQS Finding Process

March 12, 2019
EPA is opposing Texas’ effort to “rewrite” Clean Air Act mandates on how to define when areas fail to meet national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), in a lawsuit that marks a rare fight between the state and the Trump administration whose deregulatory agenda has largely reflected Texas’ approach to environmental policy. In the suit, pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the Lone Star State is seeking to force a finding of NAAQS attainment for...

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