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Major Glider Manufacturer Blames Layoffs On EPA's Stalled Repeal Proposal

One of the country's largest manufacturers of high-emitting “glider” trucks is blaming EPA's failure, so far, to scrap Obama-era production limits on the vehicles for layoffs at the company, a situation that highlights the Trump EPA's incomplete deregulatory efforts and which could play into political efforts to speed action on the repeal rule.

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EPA sends ozone NAAQS 'good neighbor' rule for OMB review

The agency's pending proposed rule could potentially find that EPA does not need to take additional regulatory steps to help states attain the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard.

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'Secret Science' Policy's Impact On Pending NAAQS Review May Be Muted

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposed rule barring the agency from using confidential data in rulemakings might not have as dramatic an impact on pending national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) as many fear because some of the most influential air pollution studies relevant to those reviews rely on publicly available data, sources say.

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Auto industry-focused publication calls for Pruitt to resign

A “serious industry deserves a serious regulator, a public servant of proven integrity who lives by at least a baseline standard of propriety. Scott Pruitt is none of those things,” Automotive News says in an editorial.

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D.C. Circuit schedules argument in SO2 NAAQS designations suit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral argument Sept. 11 in consolidated litigation over EPA's 2010 sulfur dioxide air standard attainment designations.

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Environmentalists, Industry Spar Over EPA's Refinery Air Rule Revisions

Environmentalists and oil industry groups are sparring over EPA's proposed revisions to its Clean Air Act “major source” rules for the refining sector, clashing over the agency's acceptance of air emissions from pressure relief devices (PRDs), its requirements for fenceline monitoring of toxics emissions, and several other issues.

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Amid Looming Rollback, EPA Floats Vehicle GHG Credit 'Amendments'

Even as the Trump administration is poised to unveil its proposed rule for rolling back Obama-era light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, EPA is advancing a new draft plan that could give automakers more generous compliance credits for advanced vehicles and other technologies.

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D.C. Circuit schedules oral arguments in CSAPR, 2017 RFS suits

The appellate court that hears challenges to most EPA rules will hear Oct. 3 argument in litigation over the agency's utility air trading rule, and Oct. 5 arguments in challenges to the 2017 renewable fuel standard.

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House Democrats criticize Pruitt's NAAQS reform effort

The lawmakers are calling for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to withdraw his demand that the agency's clean air advisers consider non-health issues when setting federal air standards.

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Environmentalists spar with EPA on boiler MACT rehearing

Environmentalists are firing back at EPA in their effort to win rehearing of previously unsuccessful portions of their case challenging EPA's air toxics rule for industrial boilers.

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