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Web Date: January 8, 2010

Ratcheting Down On Ground-Level Ozone

EPA: Proposal would strengthen national air quality standard
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: ozone, air pollution, EPA

The Obama EPA is proposing to tighten the nation's air quality standard for ground-level ozone, a move that could carry a big price tag for industry while delivering large health benefits to Americans.

The agency proposed setting a standard to between 0.060 and 0.070 parts per million of ozone to protect public health. This would strengthen the current standard, set in 2008 by the Bush EPA, of 0.075 ppm.

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