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Revisions of Air Pollution Permits Will Stay on Course At EPA

July 6, 2018, 9:34 PM

The pace of changes to the Clean Air Act permitting program for new or expanded facilities will likely continue under the leadership of Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, former state and federal officials told Bloomberg Environment.

Outgoing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who resigned July 5, was at odds with the agency’s air chief, Bill Wehrum, over the pace at which changes to the air pollution permitting program should proceed.

While Pruitt favored a comprehensive overhaul of the permitting program known as new source review, Wehrum is pushing incremental program changes through a combination of ...