States Question EPA Plan Allowing Permit Denials Due To Rights Concerns

October 28, 2022
State officials are meeting with EPA to hash out a number of questions they have about the agency’s recent frequently asked questions (FAQ) document that advises regulators to deny permits if the applicant does not demonstrate compliance with civil rights law in addition to compliance with the environmental requirements of the permit. A source with the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) says the group had a 90-minute “back-and-forth with EPA about it” this month, “but we haven’t seen...

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