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EPA Moves Ahead With Visibility Program Despite Pruitt’s Criticism

Dec. 15, 2016, 11:18 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency moved ahead Dec. 15 with revisions to its regional haze regulations, a program that has been the target of litigation and criticism from President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the agency.

The final rule, posted online but not yet scheduled for publication in the Federal Register, gives states an extra three years to submit the next round of plans for improving visibility in national parks and other protected areas. Those plans, originally due in July 2018 but now due in July 2021, would cover state obligations under the second planning period under the regional ...