Here is an action that is long overdue: At long last, the US EPA is about to show some progress in its much-delayed review of national air quality standards for smog—you remember, President Obama declared several years ago that EPA would complete action on this issue in 2013.
The following notice on this is slated to appear in tomorrow’s Federal Register:
This is far from final action, of course. But it is a significant milestone. EPA will be releasing new draft exposure, risk and policy assessments. These are intended to reflect our increased knowledge of the dangers of ozone compared to what was known when the more recent Bush administration set a standard of 75 parts per billion in 2008.