WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding the Administration’s latest review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter:
“While we will review the proposal in detail over the coming weeks, we commend EPA for its efforts to advance a timely review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter as required by the Clean Air Act, and for its decision to retain the current standards in accordance with the recommendations of its clean air scientific advisory committee. The United States has made considerable progress improving air quality, with particulate matter emissions down 39 percent since 2000 during a period of population and economic growth. These successes are the direct result of collaborative efforts among industry, states, and the federal government to develop and incorporate cleaner technologies, and we look forward to further progress in the years ahead.”
For more background on the progress made to make America’s air cleaner, visit the GEI “Fuel for Thought” blog.