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Facing Disaster Responses, States Press EPA For Flexibility, Assistance

September 13, 2017
JACKSON HOLE, WY -- With forest fires raging in the West and two major hurricanes recently battering Texas and the Southeast, state regulators are urging the Trump administration to give states greater flexibility to shift federal funding toward combating future disasters, and to speed regulatory waivers to address releases caused by such events. The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the group that represents many state environmental commissioners, in a Sept. 6 letter to EPA's Acting Chief Financial Officer David...

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