Everybody grab your inhalers.
And climate change isn't helping.
Environmental and public health groups say the new standard is a "betrayal" of clean air protections.
A former EPA official is working with BP on a plan to undermine new smog standards.
In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.
McCarthy told The Huffington Post that the EPA will have the final rules on ozone pollution ready by October, the court-ordered
The current ozone standard of 75 parts per billion is based on outdated science and is too weak to offer adequate public health protection. That is why the American Lung Association, along with hundreds of volunteers and notable health experts, is urging the EPA to adopt a stronger, more protective standard of 60 parts per billion.
Click through the slideshow below to see the cities with the most year-round particle pollution: The reasons for high levels
WASHINGTON -- A new study further bolsters concerns that pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean from China and other