Air

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"Ozone In Smog Damages Health Even At Current Level"

"Health experts lamented a move by U.S. President Barack Obama to halt rules on limiting smog pollution, saying the decision could endanger many people already susceptible to respiratory problems.

Under pressure from businesses and Republican lawmakers, the Environmental Protection Agency had delayed issuing a rule on ozone limits several times. On Friday, Obama unexpectedly told the EPA to withdraw the clean-air initiative. Even at current levels, doctors and public health groups warn that ozone, a key smog ingredient, is harmful, especially for those already suffering from lung diseases."

Source: Reuters, 09/07/2011
May 14, 2012 to May 17, 2012

2012 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

The Alternative Clean Transportaion (ACT) Expo is the largest alternative fuels and clean vehicle technologies show in North America.

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"White House Mulls Stricter Smog Standards"

"The White House is engaged in an intense debate over how much it should tighten national smog standards, an issue that has sparked a battle between business and public health groups.

On Friday the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would "shortly" issue the final rules, which were delayed three times last year and again late last month. As the Office of Management and Budget reviews the agency's final proposal, which was submitted July 11, business groups have joined many state and local officials in launching a concerted push to delay any new standards until 2013."

Source: Wash Post, 08/16/2011

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