How low can ozone go?

Zealotry should play no role in regulation. Yet it's a hallmark of the Environmental Protection Agency since 2009. The agency regulates with such abandon that it contradicts itself. Even before it and state agencies have finished developing plans for implementing the last round of toughened standards for ground-level ozone, EPA wants to lower the threshold even more. The proposed standard of 60 ppb would mean that an estimated 97% of Americans lived in nonattainment areas subject to restrictions on development. And it might be impossible to achieve. Background levels At a recent subcommittee hearing in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, witnesses warned that the proposed ...

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