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Petrochemical company faces hefty fines for 2019 explosions in Texas

A Texas petrochemical company has agreed to pay more than $30 million in fines and penalties for Clean Air Act violations following explosions in 2019 that injured workers and forced mass evacuations.

The Associated Press reports.

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Federal judge challenges EPA's pollution rules in Louisiana

In a significant legal development, a federal judge has temporarily halted the enforcement of Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at reducing pollution in minority and low-income areas in Louisiana.

Mark Schleifstein reports for NOLA.

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Supreme Court weighs overturning a pillar of regulatory law

While federal agencies are promulgating a slew of climate regulations, the high court heard arguments for limiting regulators' power.
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‘Major’ problem in Texas: How big polluters evade federal law and get away with it

Industrial developers describe facilities as “minor” polluters to avoid federal permitting requirements, and environmental lawyers say the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality lets it happen.
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What is the exceptional events rule? The loophole letting US regulators wipe air pollution from the record

First pushed through by the Republican senator and climate denier Jim Inhofe, the exceptional events rule has become a ‘regulatory escape hatch’ for states that want to meet federal air-quality standards.
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What is the exceptional events rule? The loophole letting US regulators wipe air pollution from the record

First pushed through by the Republican senator and climate denier Jim Inhofe, the exceptional events rule has become a ‘regulatory escape hatch’ for states that want to meet federal air-quality standards.
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What is the exceptional events rule? The loophole letting US regulators wipe air pollution from the record

First pushed through by the Republican senator and climate denier Jim Inhofe, the exceptional events rule has become a ‘regulatory escape hatch’ for states that want to meet federal air-quality standards.
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