Texas, Industry Fight To Reverse EPA Denial Of International Ozone Waivers

June 21, 2022
Texas, local jurisdictions and industry groups are signaling they plan to challenge EPA’s denial of international emissions waivers sought by Texas and Utah to avoid downgraded “nonattainment” classifications for federal ozone limits after the agency backed away from novel broad uses of the waivers promoted by the Trump administration. In recent comments on EPA’s proposed findings on areas’ attainment of the ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and others push back on...

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