Next On The Chopping Block: Tightened Restrictions On Smog

Next on the chopping block: Tightened restrictions on smog

Bill that weakens EPA smog regulations now heads to Senate.

Utahns converge on the State Capitol in Salt Lake City to protest the state’s air quality in the winter. CREDIT: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill late Tuesday to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule on ground-level ozone pollution. Environmental groups say the bill will weaken the Clean Air Act, including switching the Environmental Protection Agency’s mandated review of ozone from every five years to every 10.
The Obama-era regulation lowered the allowable concentration of ozone to 70 parts per billion, from …

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