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Trump Orders EPA to Review Clean Air Act Orders
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Trump Orders EPA to Review Clean Air Act Orders

 

President Donald Trump issued a Presidential Memo on April 12 ordering EPA to ease some of its procedures around the regulating of six key air pollutants under the Clean Air Act.

 

"These actions are intended to ensure that EPA carries out its core missions of protecting the environment and improving air quality in accord with statutory requirements, while reducing unnecessary impediments to new manufacturing and business expansion essential for a growing economy," the order says.

 

Highlights from the memo include:


• EPA must complete reviews of state plans to reduce pollution within 18 months.
• EPA must complete reviews of project pre-construction permits within a year.
• Review the federal plans imposed on some states under the regional haze program to see if they can be replaced with state plans.
• When considering emissions levels, EPA must take into account pollution from other countries, even in states that are not on U.S. borders. It also must consider whether states have reduced pollution to "background levels."
• Allow states to engage in trading of pollution offsets.

 

The order also requires EPA to consider rescinding all of its past rules, guidance, and orders from the NAAQS program.

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