January 23, 2021

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EPA Retains Weak Smog Rule, Leaving Millions with Unsafe Air

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Defense Company currently finalized a rule holding the present-day limitations on smog in area, foregoing the prospect to greater safeguard the community, decrease asthma assaults and preserve countless numbers of lives with a much better conventional.

The adhering to is a statement by Vijay Limaye, a local weather and wellbeing scientist at NRDC (the Purely natural Sources Defense Council):

“In the darkest days of a worldwide health crisis, EPA is taking an outrageous action by retaining a weak, outdated common for ozone that fails to secure people’s health and fitness. As an alternative of issuing this do-practically nothing rule, EPA need to improve the typical on ozone to 60 components per billion. That would better safeguard the 122 million individuals residing now in spots that exceed the present unhealthy common.

“People should have to breathe clear air. We will battle this feeble, anti-science solution to risky air air pollution with all instruments readily available. And we’ll urge the Biden crew to deliver cleaner, much healthier air for all.”

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NRDC (Natural Assets Protection Council) is an global nonprofit environmental group with more than 3 million members and online activists. Considering that 1970, our attorneys, researchers, and other environmental professionals have labored to defend the world’s natural means, general public health, and the environment. NRDC has workplaces in New York Metropolis, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Take a look at us at www.nrdc.org and abide by us on Twitter @NRDC.​