Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Distinguished Senior Fellow Carol M. Browner released the following statement in response to the proposed ozone standard from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA:
The EPA’s proposed ozone standard is a milestone for clean air and public health with a direct impact on lives. The science says that the existing standard isn’t sufficient to protect the public from this dangerous pollution. EPA’s ozone proposal sets a modern safety standard based on the best available science that will reduce this widespread and dangerous pollutant that triggers respiratory disease, heart disease, and even premature death. This new ozone safeguard is a big win for clean air, and Americans will see significant health benefits from this action.
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