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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Federal Clean Air Standards That Could Save Thousands of Lives Under Attack
16 Dec 2011
Modified: 06:22:58 PM
Interview with Paul Billings, vice president for national policy and advocacy at the American Lung Association, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Federal Clean Air Standards That Could Save Thousands of Lives Under Attack

Interview with Paul Billings, vice president for national policy and advocacy at the American Lung Association, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

There's good news and bad news about air pollution coming out of Congress and the Obama administration. On the one hand, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new air toxics standards for industrial boilers, which, if implemented, would prevent up to 8,100 premature deaths each year. On the other hand, President Obama recently passed up a chance to implement stricter EPA standards on ground level ozone, or smog. He based his decision on the costs to business, despite scientific research finding that the regulations would have prevented an estimated 12,000 premature deaths annually.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/111223bf-btl-billings.html
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