EPA Blew It: But We Will Not Take “No” for an Answer
Our General Counsel & Executive Director Responds
[O]n September 14, 2022, with nary a hint of the irony, the Environmental Protection Agency, hiding behind the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and various unspecified future developments, rejected our Petition to Phase Out Greenhouse Gas Pollution.
EPA agreed with Petitioners that the terms of TSCA apply to ongoing GHG pollution. EPA also agreed with Petitioners (and the President) that the problem is one of a full-blown climate crisis. And yet, the Agency disputed that action under TSCA is necessary. [Further, it flatly disputed that TSCA regulation can reach “legacy disposals” of CO2, methane, and the other GHG pollutants.]
But CPR Initiative and Petitioners will not take “No” for an answer.