EPA Drags Feet On Clean Air Act Regulations

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 7:34 PM EST) -- Perhaps distracted by its climate change work, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed a number of traditional Clean Air Act regulations that would impose massive costs on industry and bring about significant health benefits, experts say.

New, more stringent standards involving sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particulates, mercury and other pollutants are all in EPA's pipeline — but very few of them have been finalized.

The agency may be bowing to political or scientific pressure, according to experts. The agency likely doesn't have the appetite...
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