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House Passes Legislation to Block Revised Standard

September 2014

Last week, along largely partisan lines, the House of Representatives passed sweeping energy and regulatory reform legislation that would take a number of actions to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate air quality. Most notably, the legislation passed by the House would prevent EPA from issuing a new national ozone standard until the areas with the worst air pollution meet the current standard. The bill would also allow industry to use high cost as a justification for not meeting air pollution standards.

The ATS sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging Congress to vote against the legislation.

Over the past two years, the House of Representatives has passed multiple bills that seek to stop, weaken or delay EPA's authority to improve our nation's air quality. To date, none of these bills has been considered by the U.S. Senate.

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