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States Eye Trump To Tilt 'Cooperative Federalism' Balance In Their Favor

January 03, 2017
Many states are looking to President-elect Donald Trump's administration to curb the authority of EPA and other agencies and shift decision-making on air quality policies to the states, hoping to tilt “cooperative federalism” -- the Clean Air Act's balance of EPA and states' powers -- in their favor after years of claiming EPA neglected the principle. Under the Obama administration, a number of states in the South, Midwest and Mountain West have complained of stringent federal regulation and environmental policies...


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