Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Manufacturers appear to have leak of EPA smog plan

The National Association of Manufacturers appears to have a source within the Bush administration regarding EPA's upcoming smog decision.

The EPA proposal is under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

On its blog, NAM reports that "According to Administration sources, the current draft includes discussion of a more stringent range from 0.075 ppm to 0.070 ppm."

http://blog.nam.org/archives/2007/06/ozone_epa_rules.php

NAM notes that it "continues to educate key Administration officials about the necessity of offering the current standard as a regulatory option on which to comment during the upcoming rulemaking."

NAM also posted a mini-debate between its spokesman and Clean Air Watch on CNBC:
http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=385150278&play=1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Although not great, and not in line with the best science, a reduction from 0.085 (today's effective standard) to anything in the range of 0.075 to 0.070 would be a huge victory given the current occupants of the WH. In order to get to 0.075, just about all manufacturing and utilities in or near major cities will finally have to install modern pollution control technology. Its taken the CAA a while, but perhaps clean air is finally in sight.