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  • Policy Censoring Science Final Rule Statement

    As our nation just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act, the Trump EPA continues to undermine the public health protections created by this critically important statute, signing a rule that would limit the Agency’s discretion to consider and weigh the value of public health research studies in its decision-making. The rule, known

    January 5, 2021
  • Power Plants Clean Air Task Force Statement on EPA Particulate Matter NAAQS Rule

    By rushing to finalize this review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter in its waning days, the Trump Administration continues its assault on public health, science, and the work of its own scientists. It is frustrating and disappointing to see this administration prioritize political objectives over sound science-based policies, especially at […]

    December 7, 2020
  • Testimony before the EPA Science Advisory Board on the EPA Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses

    CATF Attorney Hayden Hashimoto testified at a virtual public meeting of the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) providing support and suggestions regarding the SAB’s report on EPA’s Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses. Read the full testimony below.

    November 12, 2020
  • Policy CATF Statement on Legal Actions Defending the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, June 19, 2020

    This morning, over 20 environmental, public health, and civil rights organizations have taken two legal actions to protect the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”). The MATS rule, which was issued in 2012, is fully complied with at this point and has resulted in a 96 percent reduction in these health-harming toxic air pollutants emitted […]

    June 19, 2020
  • Power Plants CATF Statement on EPA Proposal on Costs and Benefits of Clean Air Act Regulations

    Hayden Hashimoto, Legal Fellow for Clean Air Task Force, issued the following statement on a new anti-regulatory proposal from EPA: “Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing yet another step to promote polluters’ interests—proposing a rule that would distort longstanding metrics for evaluating the costs and benefits of Clean Air Act regulations, thereby seriously impairing […]

    June 4, 2020
  • Power Plants Comments of Hayden Hashimoto at Public Hearing on Proposed Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter

    Comments of Hayden Hashimoto; Clean Air Task Force, Legal Fellow at Public Hearing on Proposed Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter.

    May 21, 2020
  • Power Plants CATF Statement on EPA Proposal on NAAQS

    Today, EPA has proposed a rule on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) that is yet another example of the Trump EPA failing to honor its core mission—to promote the American people’s public health. And in a time of a serious pandemic threatening the respiratory systems of millions of Americans, this […]

    April 14, 2020
  • Power Plants Wheeler’s effort to run over science hits bumps in the road

    Science Advisory Board members voice concerns and seek answers from EPA as board engages in consultation and full review of EPA’s Censored Science proposal

    September 11, 2019