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Effects of Cumulative Pollution in EPA’s Crosshairs, Regan Says

July 14, 2021, 8:21 PM

The EPA is huddling with members of Congress to develop a legislative fix for the cumulative impacts of environmental pollution, administrator Michael Regan said Wednesday.

At the same time, leaders at the agency’s Office of General Counsel are “taking a careful look at whether or not we can interpret some of our regulations in a different way to actually take into account cumulative impacts,” Regan said at a meeting hosted by the Environmental Council of the States.

Tools that let the Environmental Protection Agency address the cumulative effects of pollution could let the agency be more aggressive with cleanup efforts ...

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