President Blocks EPA from Changing Ozone Rules This Year

AASHTO Journal, 9 September 2011

State transportation departments learned last week that the Obama administration pulled back on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s work drafting updates to the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards. President Barack Obama, in a statement released last Friday, said EPA will reconsider ozone standards in 2013.”Ultimately, I did not support asking state and local governments to begin implementing a new standard that will soon be reconsidered,” Obama said in the statement.

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