Ozone

Asthma Rates Have Increased While Ozone Levels Have Fallen

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) often invokes asthma as the reason to lower national ambient air quality standards for ozone. Ozone, EPA asserts, can worsen the condition for asthma sufferers, especially children. But as Texas state toxicologist Dr. Michael Honeycutt...

/ October 23, 2014

Making a Case for the CASE Act

To piggyback off the ozone NAAQS post my colleague Geoff Moody wrote July 31st, I wanted to bring your attention to a bicameral legislative effort underway to bring some common sense to the new ozone NAAQS regulation that will be finalized...

/ September 17, 2014

Lowering the Ozone Standard Good for Public Health? Show us the Science

At the outset of this post, I hope we can all agree that everyone wants clean air. AFPM’s members and their families live in the communities they serve and have as much interest in clean air as any government bureaucrat...

/ July 31, 2014

AFPM Reacts to NAM-Commissioned Report: Potential Economic Impacts of a Stricter Ozone Standard

Statement by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T. Drevna on a report commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that looks at the impact of a stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone likely to...

/ July 31, 2014