AGs push back against EPA ‘environmental justice’ rule

Twelve attorneys general have submitted comments to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan expressing concerns about a new proposed rule they argue will increase energy costs and risk Americans’ safety, reports The Center Square.

At issue is the EPA’s proposed rule, “Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs under Clean Air Act; Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention.” It would exceed the statutory authority of the EPA, the attorneys general argue, which was curtailed by the Supreme Court earlier this year.

The rule would require a range of American facilities and industries to implement costly new processes to minimize “climate change risks,” which the EPA hasn’t proved will reduce such risks, they argue. Read the entire story.