The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that the country’s anti-smog standard does not sufficiently protect Americans’ lungs and will be tightened, a move that irked groups on both sides of the debate. The decision comes after years of wrangling over the national limit for ozone, the lung-damaging gas in smog. The EPA said it decided […]
Category: Danger in the Air
Air pollution causes more health problems than once believed, even at levels below the nation’s standards, research is finding. But major industries — and some government officials — are pushing back to avoid the expense of tighter pollution limits. The Center for Public Integrity investigates the battles that pit economic costs against the cost to health.