» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 126 | NO. 193 | Tuesday, October 4, 2011

EPA Chief Wanted Stricter Smog Standard

DINA CAPPIELLO | Associated Press

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

WASHINGTON (AP) – The head of the Environmental Protection Agency had wanted to set a stricter limit on the main ingredient in smog to better protect children from lung damage before the White House killed the effort.

Documents released Monday by the EPA show that administrator Lisa Jackson proposed lowering the ground-level ozone allowed in the air from 75 parts per billion to 70. The change was initiated in 2009 to revise a level set by the Bush administration that contradicted the agency's scientific advisers.

Last month, the White House tabled the revision until 2013. Republicans had said the $19 billion to $90 billion price tag would hurt the economy.

The agency argued that a stronger limit was needed to comply with the law and protect children.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.