EPA Puts National Pollution Limits for Carbon Back on the Table

March 5, 2021, 8:58 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency reversed a Trump administration January decision and is again considering nationwide caps on carbon.

The EPA told environmental groups in a letter Thursday it was withdrawing the Trump EPA’s decision to reject their 2009 petition for national air pollution limits for greenhouse gases.

  • The action could “enact the most consequential protection we’ve ever had for our climate,” Maya Golden-Krasner, deputy director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute, said in a statement.
  • In the letter, Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida said the agency “did not fully and fairly assess the issues raised by the...

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