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EPA History

Bubble Policy

Under EPA's "bubble policy," a plant complex with several facilities can decrease pollution from some facilities while increasing it from others, so long as total results are equal to or better than previous limits.

Press Releases

The unlinked material below is now in the EPA Archive.  To find the material, click on the Search EPA Archive button and copy the name of the release into the search box on the archive home page. To ensure the best search results, be sure to put quotes around the name of the release.

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  • "Bubble" Policy Added to EPA's Cleanup Strategy
    [EPA press release - December 3, 1979]

  • Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling of June 25th on EPA's "Bubble" Policy to Control Air Pollution
    [EPA press release - June 26, 1984]