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In Re: Evaluation of Existing EPA Regulations
On May 15, 2017, WLF filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Regulatory Reform Task Force to highlight three regulatory burdens that merit reconsideration or repeal. The task force had issued a general request for comments pursuant to Executive Order 13777, which called on federal agencies to make recommendations that would “lower regulatory burdens on the American people.” First, WLF called for the replacement or modification of a 2016 rule that significantly expanded the agency’s ability to combine oil or natural gas facilities when measuring air emissions. Second, WLF recommended that EPA withdraw a December 2016 report on the possible connection between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water contamination. And third, WLF criticized the woefully outdated method EPA uses to assess the risk of exposure to asbestos in its regulatory decisions, such as in Superfund site determinations and cleanup planning.
Case Status:
Awaiting agency action.
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