Dooley: EPA's higher ozone standards may hinder manufacturing investments

06/13/2013 | IndustryWeek

The Obama administration should implement a 75-parts-per-billion ozone standard despite a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to set the limit at 60 PPB, said American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley. "With ozone concentrations falling, a lower standard is unnecessary and would jeopardize significant new manufacturing investment in many areas of the country," Dooley said. "A reduction in EPA's ozone standard would erode the business confidence that underlies these major U.S. investments," he added.

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