"Not Just Climate: EPA Hints That It Could Roll Back Obama’s Smog Rule"

"The Trump administration has given its strongest indication to date it may not stand in the way of lawsuits aimed at undoing Obama-era environmental protections for smog-forming pollutants.

In a court filing, the Environmental Protection Agency sought on Friday to postpone oral argument in a case involving an Obama-era standard limiting an air pollutant that forms smog, arguing it needs “adequate time to fully review” the rule.

The move raises questions over whether the Trump administration will defend the rule, which was criticized by several industry and Republican officials as too stringent and many environmental and public health advocates as too lax."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post April 7, 2017.


"'See You In Court': Activists Ready For Trump To Relax Smog And Drilling Rules" (Guardian)

Source: Washington Post, 04/10/2017