EPA tallies benefits, costs of new smog proposal

“Smog in the air we breathe poses a very serious health threat, especially to children and individuals suffering from asthma and lung disease. It dirties our air, clouds our cities, and drives up our health care costs across the country,” said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a prepared statement. 

“Using the best science to strengthen these standards is a long overdue action that will help millions of Americans breathe easier and live healthier,” she added.

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