February 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: EPA’s enforcement actions ‘legally reasonable’, says new federal ruling

The U.S. Justice Department announced in mid-January its conclusionthat the Environmental Protection Agency's "new source review"(NSR) enforcement actions against certain facilities - such as oilrefin..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The U.S. Justice Department announced in mid-January its conclusion that the Environmental Protection Agency's "new source review" (NSR) enforcement actions against certain facilities - such as oil refineries and power plants - are consistent with the Clean Air Act. Thus, ongoing prosecutions will proceed. The Department's Office of Legal Policy conducted the review following a directive by the Vice President's National Energy Policy Development Group last May. NSR is a pollution-reduction program created to help promote healthy air quality. Under the program, facilities that construct new, or modify existing, sources of pollution are required to obtain a permit and inst

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