EPA Toughens Up Air Quality Standards For Soot Pollution

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a proposed rule for new national ambient air quality standards regulating smoke, soot and other pollution, strengthening the annual requirement by an additional two to three micrograms per cubic meter.

The new standards come on the heels of a D.C. Circuit ruling earlier this month requiring the EPA to expedite an update of its rule for fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5. The court granted part of a preliminary injunction request from the American Lung Association and National...
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