Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New EPA boss says tougher ozone standards inescapable

Greg Harman   The San Antonio Current
" I think the standard is going to
be what  medical evidence tells
us it should be," said Al Armendariz
Regional Director of EPA, before
addressing a gathering at Blue Star
hosted by the Greater Edwards
Aquifer Alliance.
"What that really means to me is,
we've got to go after the largest
sources of pollution. When you
look across the region, those
largest sources are primarily the
large utilities, big industry, and
mobile sources-things like cars
and trucks and construction
......policy changes that reduced
outdoor ozone air pollution
during the 1996 Olympics in
Atlanta, GA were associated
with up to a 42% reduction
in pediatric asthma events
especially for poor children.
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