Waxman: EPA Is Using Katrina to Undermine the Clean Air Act

Henry Waxman announced today:

The EPA has drafted legislation that would allow the agency to waive any provision of the Clean Air Act, nationwide – including limits on toxic emissions and the health-based air quality standards – without any notice or public comment whenever the Administrator chooses to declare an emergency.

Letter to EPA Administrator Johnson (PDF)
Letter to EPA Administrator Johnson (Microsoft Word)
Draft EPA Proposal

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One Response to Waxman: EPA Is Using Katrina to Undermine the Clean Air Act

  1. Ginny in CO says:

    Well I can look at it as job security – as if I don’t have enough already. Relax enough of those air quality laws and the increase in hospital admissions for chronic or new respiratory illness will be statistically significant.