Environmentalists, States Look To EPA For Stricter Interstate Air Limits

April 7, 2021
Environmentalists and some state air regulators in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are looking to EPA to force greater interstate air pollution cuts so that all states can attain the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), after the Trump administration declined to make the existing emissions limits more stringent. “We are always a NAAQS behind,” says one public health advocate of the struggle some states, particularly in the Eastern United States, face in attaining federal standards for criteria pollutants...

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