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The Biden administration must take a tougher stance on soot pollution
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The Biden administration must take a tougher stance on soot pollution

Sarah Millender, Auburn Bell, and Jill Rosenthal have published a new op-ed in The Hill urging the Biden administration to strengthen standards on soot pollution.

The danger from soot pollution is well documented — the tiny pollutants spewed by power plants, factories and cars cause between 85,000 and 200,000 deaths each year in the United States. The Biden administration recently announced a plan to impose tougher standards on soot to protect public health. But this plan, unfortunately, falls short of what’s needed. Scientific studies, and the government’s own data, suggest the administration must go even further to save more lives and avoid more illnesses.

Before finalizing the standard, the Environmental Protection Agency should strengthen its proposal to avoid needless deaths and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans who suffer health problems from soot pollution.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill. Click here to view the full article.

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Sarah Millender

Former Research Assistant

Auburn Bell

Former Policy Analyst

Jill Rosenthal

Director, Public Health


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