Bloomberg Law
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:05 PM

EPA Advisers Unable to Agree on Air Pollution Standard

David Schultz
David Schultz

A group of scientists assembled by the EPA to advise it on air pollution standards couldn’t reach agreement on whether the standards should be tightened or remain the same, a development that may complicate ongoing effort to update them.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee was looking at the current environmental rules for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5, during a two-day meeting that ended Oct. 25. Four of the committee’s six members believed the current rules are acceptable, while two others believed they should be lowered to better protect public health.

“We don’t have consensus,” ...

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