EPA Calls Planned Farm Dust Rules A Myth

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attempted once again Monday to put an end to the story that it is secretly planning to tighten regulations on farm dust, releasing a statement and a letter to Congress calling the idea a “common myth.”

The EPA has no plans to tighten the standards on coarse particles, which includes dust from farms and unpaved roads, it said Monday.

“Particulate matter in the air we breathe can cause Americans to get sick, and can even cause premature death. For more than...
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