"Biden Admin Advances Two-Pronged Clampdown On Toxic Air Pollution"

"In Trump-era reversals, EPA is moving forward on two major air rules that will tighten regulations for a range of industrial sources."

"The Biden administration is advancing two major rules to limit toxic air pollution from refineries, coal-fired power plants and other industrial operations.

EPA, well behind schedule, is now expected to soon make public a final rule strengthening safeguards intended to prevent accidental, albeit potentially disastrous, chemical releases from thousands of chemical plants, farm supply distributorships and other facilities around the country.

While the draft version issued in August 2022 reinstated some Obama-era provisions later rolled back under former President Donald Trump, it additionally underscored the need to address the heightened risks posed by the effects of climate change."

Sean Reilly reports for E&E News February 16, 2024.

Source: E&E News, 02/20/2024