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EPA Lists Air Pollution Offenders

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EPA Lists Air Pollution Offenders

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EPA Lists Air Pollution Offenders

EPA Lists Air Pollution Offenders

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The Environmental Protection Agency tells officials in 31 states that new air-pollution controls are needed to control smog in counties containing more than 150 million people. The EPA, acting under court order, said 474 counties have air that fails federal standards or contributes to pollution in a neighboring area. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.