EPA To Miss Deadline For New Smog Standards

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 7:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it would miss a July 29 deadline for issuing stricter standards for ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, as the White House Office of Management and Budget leads an interagency review.

The EPA is looking to finalize a rule to tighten standards for ground-level ozone as it reconsiders limits set by the Bush administration in 2008.

But finalizing the rules for these standards, which comes with compliance costs as high as $90 billion, has been put off...
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