EPA says new air quality revisions will slash industry costs, health risks


As compared with the original regulations, the revisions would save an estimated $287 million in capital costs and an additional $139 million annually, the agency said.

At the same time, the rule will improve air quality by reducing pollutants known to cause cancer and other serious health effects. The EPA estimates the regulations would cut 2,800 tons per year of hazardous pollutants, 36,000 tons of carbon monoxide, 9,600 tons of nitrogen oxides and 36,000 tons of volatile organic compounds.