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ATS Testifies in Support of EPA Proposal Rule to Reduce Downwind Ozone
This week, several ATS members spoke at an EPA public hearing in support of the agency’s proposed rule to reduce ozone transport. The proposed rule, referred to as the “good neighbor” rule, will require states that emit ozone and its precursors across state lines such that neighboring states can’t meet EPA air pollutions requirements, to take steps to reduce ozone and ozone precursor emissions. The rule will require power plants and other industrial sources of ozone to install pollution control equipment, maintain that equipment and use pollution control equipment more consistently.


When fully implemented, the rule would reduce NOx emission by between 75 and 90 percent.


EPA is expected to issue a final “good neighbor” ozone transport rule in the coming months.

Last Reviewed: June 2022