EPA Tightens Pollution Cap, Some Say Not Enough

Law360, New York (March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration has set the cap for pollution-forming ozone at 75 parts per billion, defying a scientific advisory committee’s urging that it impose a significantly lower limit and drawing rebuke from several lawmakers.

By adjusting its eight-hour standard for ozone under the Clean Air Act for the first time in over a decade, the EPA took significant steps to strengthen its national standards and continue working to bring clean air, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said on Wednesday.

Until now, the eight-hour limit...
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