05/20/2020 - Joseph Goffman

Trump uses virus to permanently suspend rules on industry

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Joe Goffman, former chief counsel for EPA’s air office under Obama, said in an email to E&E News last night that the agency’s obligations and authorities are defined by statutes like the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, “not by President Trump’s executive orders, which cannot override environmental statutes or substitute rhetorical goals like ‘streamlining’ for statutory mandates.”

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