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One place where all hell is breaking loose is Colorado, where Republicans are hell-bent on defunding state planning efforts. As has been reported, these miscreants would strip money away from the state’s air quality planning agency.
Enter Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has defended the Clean Power Plan and — of course — wants to keep that money. Well and good. But is Hickenlooper making a deal with the devil to achieve that?
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The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.