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Punishing U.S. Citizens for Pollution Blowing in from other Countries

October 4, 2012

Why are States penalizing their own citizens for foreign pollution?  Congress and EPA said that States are not required to offset foreign pollution impacts with local controls–yet States are doing just that.

The world is changing.  We must change with it.  Time to transform the SIP process.  We can make it happen.

———-“The EPA does not expect States to restrict emissions from domestic sources to offset the impacts of international transport of pollution.” —–U.S. EPA (64  Fed. Reg. 35714)

——— “[T]he EPA will not hold States responsible for developing strategies to “compensate” for the effects of emissions from foreign sources”.   —-U.S. EPA (64  Fed. Reg. 35714).

———“Congress clearly wanted to avoid penalizing such areas by not making them responsible for control of emissions emanating from a foreign country over which they have no jurisdiction.”  —U.S. EPA (see

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