An environmental agency is set to overhaul its approach to cleaning up toxic air pollution in the U.S. The agency has proposed sweeping changes to how it conducts air quality testing and enforcement of pollution laws, as well as a review of how the agency oversees the country’s water resources.
The agency announced the proposed changes on Tuesday, but the details of the new rules are still being finalized, and a full public comment period is expected to start in the next few weeks.
Key changes include an overhaul of the agency’s air quality tests, which would allow the agency to identify any chemicals that are harmful to human health.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said the new standards would help reduce toxic air by improving the agency ”detection, identification, and response to hazardous air pollutants.
In addition, the agency will require that companies testing air pollution data share it with the public and the public will be able to track the emissions of pollutants through a system called the National Ambient Air Quality Standards Program.
Some of the proposals have already been endorsed by environmental groups and other environmental groups, who have argued that the changes would be good for air quality.
But others, including the Sierra Club, the American Lung Association, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, are not so sure.
They fear the proposed regulations will lead to more chemicals and chemicals in the air, which will be less effective at preventing or treating diseases, and more air pollution that can cause cancer and respiratory disease.
A major reason why there are so many proposals out there, Pruitt said, is that this is a federal agency, so there is a lot of opportunity for new ideas.
This agency is not a government agency.
It is an agency of the people.
That is the fundamental difference.
Pruitt said in a statement that the new regulations will help protect the health of Americans, but that the agency is still in the process of reviewing and reviewing.
Pruitt said the agency plans to work with the EPA, states, and other stakeholders to develop new ways of dealing with air pollution.
The new rules will take effect in 2020.
There are many concerns, said Matt Garber, a lawyer with the Natural Resource Defense Council.
He said the proposed EPA rules would undermine the Clean Air Act by making it harder to clean up toxic pollution.
Pruitt is trying to push through the regulations in a hurry, he said, which is a mistake.
“It will make it harder for the Clean Power Plan to come online and we’ll see more and more states and localities going forward that they’re not going to be able enforce these rules,” Garber said.
We don’t want this kind of chaos,” Garbers said.
The EPA has not yet released the proposed rules to the public.
Pruitt announced the proposal to improve air quality in his State of the Union address last month.
The rules are part of a broader effort by Pruitt to make the agency more efficient and transparent.
Last month, Pruitt announced plans to overhaul how the EPA regulates the agency and will take over the agency from a retired general.