President Trump Orders Timely Processing of EPA Air Quality Reviews
In a new presidential memorandum to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, President Trump has asked that the agency speed up its decision making process on company and state air quality compliance with the NAAQS. This is a move intended to bolster the manufacturing industry by making it easier to open new plants.
In the memorandum Trump stated, “These actions are intended to ensure that EPA carries out its core missions of protecting the environment and improving air quality in accord with statutory requirements, while reducing unnecessary impediments to new manufacturing and business expansion essential for a growing economy.”
The memo instructs the EPA to work with the states as much as possible to ensure they are aware of all the factors affecting their air quality. This includes exploring ways to combat and reduce major pollutants, and improving pollution monitoring and modeling that could benefit both states and their resident industries.
To view the full memorandum, click here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-administrator-environmental-protection-agency/