EPA gets tough on smog

January 20, 2010 at 10:47 AM Leave a comment

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed tougher standards for how much smog can be in the air, a move the agency said would save money and protect health, especially in children.

“EPA is stepping up to protect Americans from one of the most persistent and widespread pollutants we face. Smog in the air we breathe poses a very serious health threat, especially to children and individuals suffering from asthma and lung disease,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a statement. “It dirties our air, clouds our cities, and drives up our health care costs across the country.”

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