Congressman Grothman Says EPA New Ozone Standards Are Unnecessary
Congressman Glenn Grothman says new EPA standards for ozone emissions are unnecessary. The federal lawmaker from Glenbeulah says over the past 30 years air quality has improved. He says that’s largely because the cars made today emit less pollution. But he says the EPA continues to lower the standards that counties have to meet for non-attainment. He says the new standard is 70 parts per billion, which will make it more difficult and expensive for manufacturers to comply. He says there are areas of the country where even if you didn’t have any manufacturing going on air standards would still not be met. He says that’s particularly true for counties along Lake Michigan because of the pollution that blows up from the Chicago area. Grothman says the “economic ignorance” of the new standards is just horrible.