On October 17, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held its only public hearing on Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate the direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards. Sarah Smith, CATF Super Pollutants Program Director, was honored to testify against this proposal alongside more than 90 impacted community members and a wide range of partner groups including health professionals, tribal communities, faith leaders, farmers, and environmental organizations. The final tally included 98 speakers opposed to the rollback and three in support.
EPA proposes reversing Trump-era finding, reaffirming importance of regulating pollution from coal and oil-fired power plants
EPA released a proposal to reaffirm the finding under Clean Air Act that it is appropriate and necessary to regulate emissions of toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants.