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EPA Prepares for Next Ozone Battle While Keeping Obama Standards (2)

Aug. 2, 2018, 3:51 PMUpdated: Aug. 2, 2018, 5:54 PM

The EPA staked out the next battleground over federal ozone pollution requirements despite its decision not to change the standards set in 2015 at this time.

The Environmental Protection Agency must review the standards every five years with the next iteration to be completed by 2020. As part of that upcoming process, the EPA intends to consider the role naturally occurring pollution or emissions blowing in from other countries play in causing violations of the federal requirements. It is a move that some Western states and industry groups have long sought, but environmental advocates call it illegal.

The EPA told...

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