EPA Creates Rule to Reduce Cross-State Air Pollution

  • * A new rule was finalized on July 6, 2011 by the US Environmental Protection Agency which will protect the health of millions of citizens.


  • * The rule encourages states to decrease levels of air pollution and meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) of 1997 and 2006 for fine airborne particles.


  • * The rule is called the “Cross-State Air Pollution Rule” (CSAPR) and will force 27 states to drastically improve their quality of air through the reduction of power plant emissions of fine particles and ozone which cross state lines, negatively affecting the air quality of the adjacent state.