federal air quality

Ohio EPA Launches Air Emissions Banking System

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…

EPA Set to Approve Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Air Plan

EPA Set to Approve Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Air Plan

DALLAS, Texas, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – With more than $100 million in funding from two state programs, the smoggy air of the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been cleared to the point that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced its proposed approval of the area’s clean air plan. Tuesday, the regional EPA gathered…

New U.S. Smog Rules Clouded by Controversy

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…