Western Governors encourage the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to devote resources to finalize its Regional Haze Reform Roadmap, consult with states on exceptional events analysis, and provide funding for state regional haze planning and implementation.
The Nov. 7, 2018 outreach to EPA Assistant Administrator William Wehrum expresses support for the recent comments submitted by the Western State Air Resources Council on the Roadmap, and references WGA Policy Resolution 2018-05: Air Quality and Methane Emissions Regulation.
“We appreciate that the Roadmap’s key principles for implementation of the regional haze program include leveraging state leadership, reducing burdens on states, and supporting states in their implementation of the Clean Air Act,” states the letter signed by WGA Chair Hawaii Gov. David Ige and WGA Vice Chair North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.