EPA, Texas Enviro Leaders Hash Out Clean Air Program

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met in Austin Thursday with Texas environmental officials to discuss long-standing disagreements over the state's proposed clean-air permitting program.

The EPA sat down with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, as well as environmentalist groups and business leaders, for the first time since announcing on Sept. 8 that it planned to disapprove the public participation portion of the state's proposed program.

The proposal “provided inadequate opportunities for the public to review permit decisions in Texas, as compared with public participation opportunities...
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