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Trump Demands Changes To EPA Air Pollution Programs

Law360 (April 12, 2018, 8:14 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday instructed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to make it easier for states and industries to comply with national air emissions standards for pollutants like ozone, nitrogen dioxide and lead, a move promptly denounced by environmentalists.

Trump, in a presidential memorandum, directed the EPA to ensure “efficient and cost-­effective implementation” of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards program by reducing burdens for states that want to create their own compliance plans instead of being forced to use a federal plan and consider...
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