API: Certain particulate matter rules are sufficient

06/12/2012 | Oil & Gas Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency should not impose tougher air-quality standards for particulate matter, as doing so would increase expenses for refineries, utilities and manufacturers, said Howard Feldman, regulatory and scientific affairs director at the American Petroleum Institute. "According to EPA, between 2000 and 2010, concentrations of PM 2.5 fell by 27%. As a result, more than three-fourths of Americans today live in areas where air quality meets today's standards," Feldman said.

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