A short while ago, the EPA put out an interesting news release and report on the continued success of its acid rain program.
The agency also noted that the lower emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides will bring significant health benefits.
Unfortunately, the agency did not follow its own logic in the recent decision to set particle soot standards.
Had EPA set a tougher long-term soot standard, it likely would have prompted greater reductions in electric power plant emissions – and would have brought much greater health benefits.
Unfortunately, EPA set the soot standard to save the electric power industry money – at the expense of the breathing public.