Texas Alters Emissions Permit Program Amid EPA Row

Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT) -- Texas regulators have offered to change a 16-year-old permitting program that allows companies with multiple sources of pollution to lump emissions under a single cap, following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's concerns that the program lets polluters circumvent federal clean air standards.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which has historically defended contentious aspects of its flexible permitting program, proposed the modifications in a letter to the EPA on Tuesday.

The changes come after the EPA said the program — which permits companies to combine their...
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