Proposal to curb U.S. ozone emissions coming soon

Proposal to curb U.S. ozone emissions coming soon
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On Wednesday, the Obama administration will likely release details of a new regulation that will curb ozone emissions.

Ozone causes smog and is linked to asthma, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. The proposed regulation would lower the current threshold for ozone pollution from 75 parts per million to a range of 65 to 70 parts per million, sources familiar with the plan told The New York Times. It will primarily target smog from power plants and factories, particularly those in the Midwest.

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