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Trump Orders EPA 'Actions' To Ease NAAQS Process For Economic Gain

April 12, 2018
President Donald Trump is ordering EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to take a series of “actions” to accelerate and ease state and industry compliance with national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), with the White House saying changes to the setting and implementation of NAAQS could end “outdated” barriers to economic growth. In an April 12 memorandum to Pruitt , the president says the agency should pursue steps that include: setting an 18-month deadline for final EPA decisions on state implementation plans...

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