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House Democrats Query EPA On Draft EAB Policy, Enforcement Effects

August 22, 2019
Key House Democrats are raising concerns about EPA’s draft plan to limit the role of the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) in permit reviews as a way to speed permitting, demanding information on the issue, including whether EAB’s work reviewing enforcement matters will continue despite the planned policy changes. “We believe the reported changes would threaten human health and the environment,” write House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), environment subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and oversight Chairwoman Diana...

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