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03/24/2017
Air Official from U.S. Northeast Urges Congress To Tackle Ozone Reforms, Joining Industrial and Western States in Push For Regulatory Relief

A top environmental regulator from the U.S. Northeast has joined counterparts from industrial states and the Western U.S. in criticizing the Obama administration’s stringent 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. “Unfortunately the reality today has been that ...

03/07/2017
Another Study Shows Why Background Ozone Makes Meeting EPA Ozone Standard Difficult for Western States

A new study out this month provides more evidence of the challenges of background ozone, which make it nearly impossible for western states to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 ozone standard. The study, published in the Journal of Atmospheric ...

02/07/2017
Washington Responds to Bipartisan Calls from Across the Country for Ozone Regulatory Relief

Responding to calls by state and local officials from across the country, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at finally providing job creators relief from the burdensome 2015 National Ambient Air ...

01/13/2017
EPA Ozone Standard Likely to Lead Congressional Action in New Congress

With widespread bipartisan concern from state and local officials from across the country regarding Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 ozone standard, the new administration and Congress are likely to make addressing the standard a top priority in the regulatory reform ...

10/10/2016
CRS: EPA Ignores Stakeholder Concerns, Nominates Insider to Serve on CASAC

In the face of criticism from Capitol Hill and others across the country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doubled down and nominated Donna Kenski, a tried and true Administration ally, to serve again on the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC). ...

07/26/2016
Rural Colorado County Is Latest to Take American Lung Association to Task on Air Quality Claims

­­­­ By Karen Kerrigan A rural Colorado county is the latest to question the validity of the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2016 State of the Air report air quality rankings. The rebuke from Garfield County comes on the heels of ...

07/22/2016
Congressional Oversight Committee Chairs and Air Regulators Call for Balance on CASAC

By Karen Kerrigan Congressional leaders and air quality regulators are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bring regional diversity to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) in a trio of letters to the agency. The letters, from ...

06/23/2016
CASAC Panel Nominations Offer Robust Selection for EPA’s Consideration

Washington, D.C. – On June 21, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted its list of individuals nominated to serve on the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). The deadline to submit comments on these nominees is July 20, 2016. ...

06/07/2016
“Unfunded Mandates” Hearing to Take Up Ozone Rule Costs to Communities

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) has asked local elected officials to share their views on the controversial new federal ozone standard today at a hearing entitled, “Oversight of EPA Unfunded Mandates on State, Local, and Tribal Governments.” The ...

05/26/2016
CRS Welcomes Nomination of Three State Air Regulators to CASAC

Washington D.C. – Karen Kerrigan, President of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council on behalf of the Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS), today welcomed the nominations of three state air regulators to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Scientific ...


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