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Smog Rules

EPA Says Government Needs To Tighten Smog Rules

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 a...

Federal Court Upholds Bush-Era Smog Standard

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed it...

EPA Quietly Delays New Smog Rules

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency quietly delayed the release of final rules on ground-level ozone pollution standards, better known as s...

EPA Smog Limit: New Strict Requirements Replace Bush-Era Rule

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of communities far from congested highways and belching smokestacks could soon join big cities and industrial corridors in...

EPA Scraps Bush-Era Smog Rule And Will Start Over

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is scrapping a controversial Bush-era rule that set stricter limits for smog but fell short of ...

Smog Rule Tightened; 345 Counties Fail

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The air in hundreds of U.S. counties is simply too dirty to breathe, the government said Wednesday, ordering a multibillion-dollar ...