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EPA Stresses Budget Proposal’s Related Air, Equity, Climate Benefits

EPA is emphasizing the interrelated nature of its measures to curb conventional air pollution, limit greenhouse gases and boost environmental equity, as part of the Biden administration’s defense of its proposal to significantly boost the agency’s budget in fiscal year 2022 to fund a broad swath of programs.

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EPA Expected To Seek Public Input On Key Power Plant Climate Rule Choice

EPA is expected to seek public input on a key design question that could determine the stringency of its forthcoming greenhouse gas standards for power plants, sources following the issue say, as the Biden administration crafts the agency’s third attempt to write high-profile climate rules for the sector.

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EPA seeks new members for mobile source air advisory panel

The agency is seeking new members for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee that will advise EPA on a broad range of transportation issues.

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Biden Outlines Clean Energy Tax Proposals In Full FY22 Budget Plan

The Biden administration’s fiscal year 2022 budget request offers new specifics on an array of proposed investments and tax breaks for clean energy, the power grid and electric vehicles (EVs), as the administration hopes to advance its jobs and infrastructure plans in order to bolster federal agencies’ efforts to tackle climate change.

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Illinois senators float bill to force stricter EPA EtO air limits

The draft legislation would require EPA to tighten and further review its air toxics standards for sterilization facilities’ emissions of the carcinogenic solvent ethylene oxide (EtO).

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Wood Stove Makers Attack AGs’ ‘Ploy’ To Force Stricter EPA Air Testing

Manufacturers of wood heaters and related devices are accusing state attorneys general (AGs) seeking tougher EPA emissions testing of the appliances of a “naked political ploy” to abandon a “consensus-based” test method in favor of a method that they say would render it “impossible” for smaller manufacturers to sell compliant products.

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HEI study finds health benefits from goods movement emissions cuts

The results of the Southern California study by the Health Effects Institute research organization suggest measures to curb air pollution from ports and freeways are effective.

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In Win For Environmentalists, EPA Expands Ozone Nonattainment Zones

EPA is expanding areas designated out of attainment with federal ozone standards in several states, enlarging the areas originally defined by the Trump administration to include more outlying zones that the agency now believes contribute to air quality problems -- a major victory for environmentalists who sued EPA to expand the zones.

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CBD files revised deadline suit over states’ oil and gas ozone plans

Environmentalists’ suit seeks to force faster action by EPA and states to curb ozone emissions from the oil and gas industry.

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EPA air trends report flags wildfire emissions, cuts due to COVID-19

While EPA’s latest version of its annual emissions trends report finds long-term improvements in air quality, wildfire air pollution poses a short-term threat to air quality in western states.

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