Utility Dive Interviews Sean Hecht on EPA’s Strategy to Weaken Air Regulations

Utility Dive interviewed Professor Sean Hecht on Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s memo outlining changes to the review process for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, a rule that covers pollutants that contribute to ground-level smog.  Pruitt’s memo is part of a strategy to weaken air regulations, and includes limiting the types of science the EPA may consider, putting industry advocates on scientific advisory committees, and other criteria, said Hecht. 

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