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Air Quality

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Air Quality

Air Quality

Air Quality

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Within the next week, the EPA is expected to propose new, more stringent health standards for two of the most common and pervasive air pollutants — ozone and small particles. Stricter standards could force tighter pollution controls on everything from cars to power plants to woodburning stoves. NPR's David Baron reports that there is a growing debate on what constitutes a "safe" level of these pollutants — and that industry and environmental groups are already launching intensive lobbying campaigns.