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States' Role in Protecting Air Quality: Principles of Cooperative Federalism, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, March 5, 2019   [open pdf - 10MB]

This is the March 5, 2019 hearing on "States' Role in Protecting Air Quality: Principles of Cooperative Federalism" held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety of the Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of John Barrasso: "The purpose of this hearing is to hear your experiences implementing the concept of cooperative federalism under the Clean Air Act in hopes of providing this Subcommittee and the public at large with a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing States as they engage with the EPA to implement Clean Air Act regulations. [...] Despite these successes, the previous Administration eroded this doctrine, creating inefficiencies and waste at both the Federal and State levels. The Obama EPA mandated CAA regulations with minimal collaboration with the States. The regulations also ignored and exaggerated the feasibility of commercially available control technologies. This led to a lack of regulatory coordination between States and the EPA and some jurisdictional lawsuits resulting." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Dave Glatt, Becky Keogh, and Craig Segall.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 116-6; Senate Hearing 116-6
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Date:
2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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