Low-income communities will gain from NO2 rules, EPA head says

01/25/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The new federal standard for nitrogen dioxide emissions, which imposes a cap of 100 parts per billion on one-hour exposures to the pollutant, will benefit minority and low-income communities, said Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Poorer communities are the most likely affected by bad air quality and other environmental problems, added Jackson.

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