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Greens Target EPA Over ‘Once In Always In’ Air Policy Reversal

Jan. 15, 2021, 11:31 PM

Green groups are taking another shot at the Trump administration’s reversal of a toxic air policy that would lock in pollution controls for large power plants and refineries.

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, California Communities Against Toxics, and others filed a petition for review at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asking judges to examine the reversal of the policy known as “once in always in.”

Since 1995, the policy mandated that large industrial facilities and refineries always meet the strictest air pollution controls possible under the Clean Air Act if their emissions...

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