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New Study Urges Location-Based Air Rules To Close PM2.5 Equity Gap

October 27, 2022
As EPA prepares to propose a likely tightening of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) standards in part to address equity concerns, a just-published study finds that the agency should adopt a new “location-specific” strategy for its air rules because current statutory approaches are inadequate to mitigate racial and economic inequities stemming from adverse health impacts. The study , “Location-specific strategies for eliminating US national racial-ethnic PM2.5 exposure inequality,” published Oct. 24 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS),...

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