Air

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June 17, 2014

U.S. GHG Leadership for Paris 2015

Join the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC (and via teleconference) for a look at likely greenhouse gas reduction efforts for the United States to propose at the Climate Summit 2014 in Paris. Our expert panel will identify where the U.S. is in progress towards our current target and how that target might be adjusted in the lead up to the 2015 Paris negotiations. This event is free and open to the public. Register by June 13.

"Draft Letter From EPA Advisors Urges Tougher Ozone Standard"

"A draft letter from a U.S. EPA science advisory committee recommends a tight standard for how much ozone pollution can be in the air, recommending that the lower bound of the standard should be 60 parts per billion, much lower than the current standard. But the letter notes that committee members haven't made a decision on the upper bound of the ozone standard."

Source: Greenwire, 05/13/2014

Texas Punishes San Antonio COG for Disclosing Oil/Gas Pollution

On April 4, 2014, the Alamo Area Council of Governments, the regional area which is supposed to control smog, released its study results — which suggested drilling in the Eagle Ford shale did indeed contribute a lot to smog. Days later, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which had funded the study, cut AACOG's budget by 25 percent.

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