Weakening Protections for Air and Water

Critical environmental policies and regulatory safeguards are designed to protect the public. Most of these rules have been proposed and finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, such as the Clean Power Plan, National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation, and the Waters of the United States Rule. This UtilitySecrets.org page keeps track of the utility industry behind-the-scenes advocacy efforts to weaken safeguards, lobby policymakers to roll back regulations, and fund the inside the beltway law firms that sue EPA to prevent the rules from becoming federal law.

 
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