NEWS FLASH ! FED’S DELAY AGAIN ON OZONE STANDARDS

A real bummer

Dateline: August 12, Press Release from Sierra Club – “Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed a federal appeals court motion stating that the agency plans to finalize its update of the smog or ozone pollution standard “shortly.” …The Sierra Club is troubled by the EPA’s motion today to delay a much needed and long overdue update of smog standards.  Smog – or ozone pollution – is an acidic air pollutant that when inhaled is like getting a ‘sunburn on your lungs…..Once updated, protections against smog will save thousands of lives and prevent tens of thousands of asthma attacks.  The longer the delay, the greater the risk for the millions of Americans who suffer from respiratory illnesses – we urge the Obama Administration to move swiftly on this critical protection to save lives and clean our air.”  Thanks much to Bill Gupton of the local Sierra Club chapter for bringing this to CABA’s attention.

CLICK: www.sierraclub.org/asthma for details.
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