“EPA Proposes Keeping Obama-Era Ozone Limits Across Nation”

“The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to retain Obama-era air quality limits for ozone after rushing through a review of the standards that were set in 2015.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said he won’t seek to change the 70 parts per billion standard for ozone because it protects public health and vegetation. He said he based his initial conclusion (RIN 2060-AU40) on a review of the latest scientific evidence and policy recommendations by EPA staff that were vetted by the agency’s clean air advisers.

“EPA is proposing to retain without changes the existing ozone requirements,” Wheeler told news reporters on Monday.”

Amena H. Saiyid reports for Bloomberg Environment July 13, 2020.

SEE ALSO:

“U.S. EPA Retains Air Quality Standards For Ozone” (Reuters)

“EPA Declines To Tighten Smog Standards Amid Pressure From Green Groups” (The Hill)

“EPA Rejects Tougher Air Quality Standards, Says 2015 Limits Are Sufficient” (Washington Post)