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Four States Back EPA’s Quest to Ease Monitoring for Smog-Forming Pollution (1)

Sept. 21, 2018, 11:01 AMUpdated: Sept. 21, 2018, 1:01 PM

Four states are supportive of EPA’s proposal to relax monitoring requirements for smog-forming pollution released by manufacturers and other industrial facilities.

Officials from Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio told Bloomberg Environment they are on board with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Sept. 13 proposal (RIN:2060-AU08) to let states write air pollution cleanup plans that give about 310 large industrial plants the option to choose lower-cost monitoring for nitrogen oxides. Nitrogen oxides contribute to ground-level ozone, a lung irritant that can exacerbate breathing conditions like asthma.

Alabama and Ohio officials queried by Bloomberg Environment said the current ...