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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 […]

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Black Leaders Fight Obama’s 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 […]

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Are Americans Being Punished for China’s Pollution?

While financial analysts consider the impact of how China’s devaluing of the Yuan may affect the country’s exports, residents of western states are receiving one Chinese export for free—pollution. According to a new study supported by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and NASA, ozone precursor emissions from China are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and […]

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STUDY: EPA Ozone Rule Would Negatively Impact Every State in U.S.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Correcting Krugman on Ozone

  Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been known to say some wacky things. After the 9/11 attacks, he opined that they “could even do some economic good.” In 2002 he wrote that only a housing bubble could rescue the U.S. economy. After the tsunami, Krugman argued that the Japanese nuclear disaster “could end up being expansionary.” And this […]

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