March 23, 2016
Environmental Law partner Aaron Flynn testified at a hearing titled EPA’s Regional Haze Program: Regulations Without Visible Benefits before the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He argued that “Since EPA began its efforts to review regional haze SIPs, it has become clear that the Agency has specific emission control policy preferences. EPA has been able to impose those preferences by interpreting its BART rules to impose strict requirements—many would argue improperly—and the courts often have deferred to EPA in this respect. Congress intended states to have much more flexibility under the regional haze program than EPA and some court decisions have recently recognized.”
For additional information, read Flynn’s testimony before the subcommittee, and view event video.