Posts tagged with: Clean Air Act

Pruitt’s EPA announces changes in future enforcement of Clean Air Act

EPA chief Scott Pruitt announced a change last week regarding future enforcement of the Clean Air Act. This change will include feedback from state and local governments on the economic impact of federal pollution regulations. Current federal law and U.S. Supreme Court decisions require the EPA to focus on public health rather than costs when it comes to

Pruitt’s EPA rejects challenge to Baytown refinery operating permit

Scott Pruitt’s EPA has rejected a challenge to the state operating permit for one part of Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Baytown refinery and petrochemical complex near Houston, according to a response formally published in the Federal Register on March 23, according to E&E News. In 2016, the Environmental Integrity Project, along with Air Alliance Houston and

Pruitt’s EPA rolls back another key air pollution rule

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has reversed yet another important clean air safeguard, according to a recent agency memo. The rule requires industry facilities to install updated equipment to control pollution with they experience a substantial increase in emissions. Now, thanks to Pruitt’s reversal, these facilities are able to bypass the rule via “netting,” which adds