Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson plans to unveil the new ozone rule at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Click here to see the announcement.
According to news reports, EPA will probably lower its National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone below the current 80 parts per billion. Critics said such an action is unscientific and unnecessary.
The current ozone standard has been successful in clearing smog from American skies and needs more time to be fully effective. Imposing a new standard now would just cause unneeded economic hardship. The cost for the industrial economy would be $100 billion.
So stay tuned. We’ll have more to say tomorrow.
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