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Inhofe Presses EPA's Jackson to Defend Need for Stronger Ozone Standard

11:15 AM MDT | August 2, 2011 | Kara Sissell

Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) has asked EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to explain the agency’s decision to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone, questioning the validity of Jackson’s statements that the 2008 standard was unlikely to withstand a legal challenge. Inhofe, in a July 26 letter to Jackson, also challenges EPA’s 2010 proposed ozone standard revision, saying the agency appears to have violated the notice and comment provisions of the Clean Air Act by failing to seek comment on a less stringent standard...

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