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National Smog Standards

Case Number # 1780, 2500

Earthjustice is fighting for stronger limits on ozone or smog -- pollution linked to premature deaths, thousands of emergency room visits, and tens of thousands of asthma attacks each year. Ozone is especialy dangerous to small children and senior citizens, who are often warned to stay indoors on polluted days. Smog pollution can also severely damage forests and plants, stunting their growth and increasing the risk of die-off from disease. Unfortunately, smog standards recently adopted by the U.S. EPA are far weaker than recommended unanimously by the agency's own science advisors, leaving public health and the environment at great risk. Earthjustice is challenging these standards on behalf of public health and conservation groups.

Press Releases

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Lives and health of millions at stake
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Old regulations for soot particles already facing lawsuit for Clean Air Act violations
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Move could mean stronger health protections for millions of Americans
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
EPA Science Advisor: "Willful ignorance triumphed over sound science" in setting standards