Current Carbon Monoxide Standards Sufficient, EPA Says

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide but will begin monitoring CO emissions near roads in 52 cities, the agency announced Monday.

“The science shows that the current standards protect public health, including those who are most susceptible, and the environment,” the EPA said in a statement, adding that CO levels at monitors throughout the country are “quite low” and within the current standards.

The EPA is, however, changing its requirements for carbon monoxide monitoring. The agency will...
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