GOP Sen. Pushes EPA To Delay New Soot Pollution Standards

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 4:51 PM EDT) -- U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., on Wednesday urged the Environmental Protection Agency to delay implementation of new national ambient air quality standards regulating smoke, soot and other pollution until an investigation into whether the agency manipulated scientific data to back the standards is completed.

Inhofe, the ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a staunch EPA critic, says the planned December implementation of the rules should be put off by at least one year after the EPA’s inspector general completes an...
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