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EPA Urged To Strengthen Refinery Rules As Part Of Broader Air Toxics Push

April 29, 2021
Environmentalists are pressing EPA to boost its enforcement of refinery air toxics regulations and close what they call “loopholes” in rules that allow dangerously high emissions of carcinogenic benzene, part of a wider effort to force the Biden administration to advance environmental justice (EJ) by reducing toxic emissions from facilities. And they are urging EPA to follow through on early signals that it will strengthen existing hazardous air pollutant (HAP) rules for specific industries, including adding limits for air toxics...

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