07 Feb '18, 3pm

EDF Calls on EPA to Protect Americans from Smog by Quickly Finalizing Area Designations - Environmental Defense Fund

(Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2017) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has filed comments urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move forward with its legal duty to protect Americans from smog. EDF’s comments call on EPA to “expeditiously finalize” area designations under the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone – more commonly called smog. The designations play a crucial role by letting all areas of the country know whether they are in attainment with our national clean air standards for smog, or if they should take steps to reduce pollution and protect the health of their citizens. “All Americans deserve clean air, and are entitled to know whether the air they breathe meets the national health-based standard,” said EDF attorney Rachel Fullmer . “It is imperative that EPA finish the area designations for smog quickly, so com...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/media/edf-calls-epa-protect-americans...

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