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States: Kentucky official faults ‘counterintuitive’ air law highway penalty

November 7, 2019
Kentucky’s deputy environmental chief is faulting a Clean Air Act provision that allows EPA to withhold federal highway funds from states that fail to implement adequate plans for achieving federal air standards, a power that the agency is warning it might use in its escalating fight with California over its air programs. At a Nov. 6 Senate Environment & Public Works Committee hearing on legislation to revise the air law’s new source review permitting program, Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) queried...

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