Thursday, June 25, 2015

Commissioners oppose lowering air quality standards for ground level ozone


The Mesa County Commissioners strongly oppose the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed change in standards regarding ground level ozone.

The EPA has proposed lowering the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground level ozone from the current 75 parts per billion to between 65 and 70 ppb.

That is the wrong way to go about addressing air quality issues, the Commissioners wrote in a letter dated June 24, 2015 to Brian Deese of the World Health Organization.

"These proposed changes would directly and negatively impact the economy of our county, and severely impede economic growth and opportunity," the Commissioners wrote.

To read the full letter, go here.

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