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Rep. Norman Issues Statement Concerning Extension of the Consent Order for New Indy

Catawba, SC, November 4, 2021 | Austin Livingston (803-833-0030)

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5) released the following statement concerning an extension of the Consent Order for New Indy, which was granted last Friday by the South Carolina District Court:

"New Indy and the EPA have been working together for months to help finalize a plan to address emissions from the Catawba facility. And now we learn the emergency order has been granted another 60 days. Although strides have been made by both parties in community engagement and process reforms, the public deserves to know when a final order will be issued and a consent resolution is reached once and for all.

"I have personally visited the New Indy facility. I have met with the EPA Regional Administrator, spoken with the president of The Kraft Group, and my office is in regular communication with the EPA and others.

"The bottom line is that my constituents are beyond angry at this problem, and cannot tolerate this being slow-walked through the legal process. I will continue to put pressure on New Indy and the EPA until this issue is fully resolved."