The “no more stringent than” requirement ironically shifts more power to the federal government, including U.S. EPA. Inaction by state agencies due to this policy may trigger direct involvement by federal agencies, where before the federal government relied on state agencies’ discretion that is built into federal environmental law. This is an impairment of states’ rights, not an affirmation.
More Federal Involvement
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