9/2/2010

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday took the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to task for the third time in five months, saying portions of its New Source Review program are not compliant with the Clean Air Act. Aside from not meeting federal air-quality standards, the program allows new industrial facilities to use estimates to set emissions limits and does not require plants to disclose all pollution sources, said Al Armendariz, a regional administrator for the EPA. The TCEQ disagreed with the EPA's assessment, saying air pollution in the state decreased under the program.

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