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EPA Announces New Rules To Reduce Particulate Matter Pollution

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection, pollution, eco-friendly )

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The Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced that new rules for air quality standards will be imposed that will reduce the amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks, and other sources

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Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 6:46 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Julie E (405)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 10:22 am

Despite these predictions, there are politicians and industry officials that claim the new soot standard is too strict and can hurt economic growth by causing job loss in areas where pollution is too high. The Associated Press reports that “conservative critics said they feared the rule was the beginning of a “regulatory cliff” that includes a forthcoming EPA rule on ozone, or smog, as well as pending greenhouse gas regulations for refineries and rules curbing mercury emissions at power plants.”

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 1:54 pm
Hopefully they will also follow-through.

. (0)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 2:30 pm
This is of course great to read, but how will it be implemented?Is the government going to foot the bill, or are individual companies supposed to adhere to these new standards and foot the bill?

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 3:46 am
Allan, I think you will be paying for it.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:49 am
noted thanks

Carol H (229)
Monday December 24, 2012, 4:38 am
noted, thank you
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