Pa. Regulators Say DEP Must Justify Emission Fee Hike

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission on Wednesday ordered a unit of the state Department of Environmental Protection to clarify how it balanced competing interests of improving air quality and minimizing the economic impact on industry in its proposal to raise emission fees.

The commission, which reviews agency regulations within the state before they can be enacted, said the DEP's Environmental Quality Board must better explain how its proposed 50 percent hike in emission fees will sufficiently protect the environment and public health while taking into...
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