WGA focuses attention to impacts of wildfire on air quality in the West

Air Quality

The Western Governors’ Association sent a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment in advance of a hearing on the impacts of wildfires on air quality and emissions.

To inform the subcommittee’s consideration and to be included in the permanent record, WGA provided:

  • The August 11, 2016 letter from Western Governors to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and the White House discussing background ozone in the West and the Exceptional Events Rule; and
  • The February 3, 2016 letter from Western Governors to EPA articulating concerns regarding the retention of the “not reasonably controllable or preventable” criterion and the deference accorded to federal land managers and federal fire managers in the proposed Exceptional Events Rule and Draft Guidance.

The letter was sent on October 3, 2017, to Chairman John Shimkus and Ranking Member Paul Tonko. Read, download the Letter.

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