Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Last month, Steven Johnson, the head of the EPA announced that he was lowering the safe amount of ozone in the air from 80 parts per billion to 75.

The problem? An advisory committee created by Congress unanimously recommended a much lower level between 60 and 70 parts per billion. The panel says the new EPA standards, quote, "fail to ensure an adequate margin of safety for the elderly, children, and people of respiratory illness."

Is the Environmental Protection Agency protecting businesses over citizens when it comes to unhealthy smog?