May 10, 2008

Tougher Tailpipe Standards

Stronger limits on air pollution from vehicle tailpipes are set to take effect in the Denver metro area. The tougher standards were adopted earlier this year to help reduce harmful ozone pollution in the region for this coming summer, and come on the heels of Governor Ritter's call to develop measures to reduce ozone in 2008 and keep people safe.

And speaking of tailpipe pollution, Rocky Mountain Clean Air Action and a coalition of other public health groups just successfully sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to revise carbon monoxide air quality standards. Cars and trucks are the biggest source of carbon monoxide pollution. A federal judge ordered the EPA to get moving to review and revise nationwide carbon monoxide standards to safeguard public health.

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