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Ozone Bill Grants Much Needed Relief from Regulation

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone. This regulation is slated to be one of the most expensive in history, affecting nearly all aspects of the economy. However, the potential benefits come nowhere close to justifying the astronomical costs. Fortunately, H.R. 4775 , the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2015, seeks to mitigate the damage done by the EPA’s ozone regulations. This legislation...
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Black Leaders Fight Obama’s Ozone Rule

  • 09/14/15
  • AEA
  • Ozone Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing opposition from minority groups as it prepares to finalize costly new ozone regulations, according to a recent article in Politico. Black elected leaders at both state and local levels have come together to push back against the new ozone rule, stating it will disproportionately harm poor and minority communities and manufacturing centers. The new regulation, which EPA will finalize by Oct. 1, seeks to cut ground-level ozone from the...
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Conflict of Interest: EPA’s Ozone Rule vs. the CPP

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pursuing an aggressive regulatory agenda so sprawling that at least two of its major regulations seem to conflict with one another, undermining the agency’s stated goals. EPA has proposed severe reductions in ground-level ozone levels, but complying with that rule could hamper states’ ability to comply with the EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” EPA’s ozone limits would likely restrict natural gas production in key shale gas...
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STUDY: EPA Ozone Rule Would Negatively Impact Every State in U.S.

  • 03/04/15
  • AEA
  • Ozone Rule
According to a recent study by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), EPA's proposed ozone rule would result in significant job losses and a considerable rise in energy costs for hard-working Americans. In a recent segment of E&E News' OnPoint, Greg Bertelsen also outlined multiple discrepancies in EPA's economic analysis of their proposed rule. Click below to view the segment in full.
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Study Undermines Scientific Basis for EPA’s Ozone Rule

Researchers have long thought that there was a correlation between living in urban areas and asthma prevalence. This is part of a belief that outdoor air pollution, which is often worse in inner-city areas, contributes to asthma development. However, a new study questions the link between asthma and city living. It shows that once we adjust for other factors, notably race and poverty, whether a person lives in an urban or a non-urban area is not a good predictor of asthma. This new...
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New Report Calls Out EPA’s Junk Science

Energy In Depth released a new report Wednesday that questions the scientific data EPA uses to justify its proposed ozone rule—which could be the costliest regulation in U.S. history. One interesting finding in EID’s survey of the literature is that EPA’s ozone rule could actually increase asthma-related mortality, even though the agency cites reducing asthma attacks as one of the major benefits of the rule. As EID explains:
The EPA cites “asthma attacks” as one of its key...

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