NPCA welcomes USEPA's about-face: Obama-era ozone limits will not be delayed; should lead to better visibility in some NPs

A decision by the Trump administration not to delay a tightening of ozone standards was welcomed by the National Parks Conservation Association, though staff there said the administration had no choice but to reverse itself.

“It was an illegal action, so EPA did the right thing in walking it back," Stephanie Kodish, NPCA's senior director and counsel for clean air and climate, said Thursday evening. "The Clean Air Act has a pretty specific pathway forward and a pretty specific exemption for when that path can be walked away from, and nothing here met that.”

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