Environment & Energy Report

Trump EPA Forges Ahead on Easing Air Permits for Industry (1)

Nov. 7, 2018, 6:18 PMUpdated: Nov. 7, 2018, 8:27 PM

Power plants, factories, and refineries will be able to treat multiple changes at their facilities as a single project for the purpose of getting air pollution permits, as the EPA revives an action issued by the departing George W. Bush administration.

Businesses have long complained the air pollution permitting program, known as new source review, is overly complicated and stands in the way of making efficiency upgrades and installing updated pollution controls. Under the program, those types of changes trigger the lengthy review process, and shortening the permitting program has been a priority for President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency....

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