Obama Attempts To Improve Economy By Placing Restrictions On Soot?
The current standard for factories is 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air. But
Democrats believe it is "an absolute necessity" to tighten the standard to 13
micrograms per cubic meter of air.
“It may not sound like much — lowering the standard from 15 to 13 — but it will mean a lot more regulations in many parts of the country,” added Jeff Holmsted, the Environmental Protection Agency’s top air regulator under George W. Bush’s Presidency. “This won’t be good news for places trying to attract new manufacturing jobs.”
The announcement comes three days after the World Health Organization declared war against diesel fumes. Kurt Straif, director of the WHO, said the emissions are carcinogenic and as harmful as secondhand smoke.
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