air quality standards

Ohio EPA Launches Air Emissions Banking System

Article: Ohio EPA Launches Air Emissions Banking System

COLUMBUS, Ohio, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – The Ohio EPA has introduced a new online voluntary air emissions credit banking system to make it easier for companies to build or expand in Ohio counties that cannot meet federal air quality standards. Currently, 32 out of Ohio’s 88 counties do not meet federal standards for particulate…

New Regulation Cuts Allowable Lead in the Air Ten-Fold

Article: New Regulation Cuts Allowable Lead in the Air Ten-Fold

WASHINGTON, DC, October 16, 2008 (ENS) – Today, for the first time in 30 years, the U.S. EPA strengthened the nation’s air quality standards for lead, improving public health protection, especially for children, who are particularly vulnerable to lead poisoning. Lead is a pollutant that can cause organ, brain and nerve damage, lower intelligence, suppress…

New U.S. Smog Rules Clouded by Controversy

Article: New U.S. Smog Rules Clouded by Controversy

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration has tightened federal air quality standards for smog-forming ozone, but not to the extent recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientific advisers. The decision was met with dismay by state and local air quality officials, public health advocates and environmental groups, who contend the…