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More than 500,000 Call on EPA to Strengthen Smog Protections


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More than 500,000 Call on EPA to Strengthen Smog Protections

WASHINGTON - More than 500,00 people—including members of community, environmental and health advocacy groups—have submitted comments calling on the U.S. EPA to finalize a more protective ozone or smog standard to properly protect public health.

"People from all over the United States from large cities on the East Coast and West Coast to areas of the Midwest and South sent comments calling on the EPA to ensure that we are protected from unsafe levels of ozone," said Lisa Garcia, Earthjustice’s vice president of Healthy Communities.

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My sense is that 5,000,000 signatures won't make any difference. The EPA is largely (if not entirely) in the pocket of the extractive industry(ies) - has been for quite some time. Here in the Bay Area, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) appears to be resident in the same pocket. Republicans work to abolish the EPA and any agency that might regulate greenhouse gases - again, old news.