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Key Trump Picks At Odds Over EPA's Power To Weigh Costs In Air Standards

November 29, 2017
Key Trump administration environment nominees are at odds over whether EPA has sufficient legal authority to consider compliance costs when setting national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), even though a unanimous Supreme Court opinion found that the agency lacks such power under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The statements come in responses to questions for the record submitted by Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee, to the Trump administration's picks...

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