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EPA Delays Air Quality Rules


By KWGS News

Washington, D.C. – The E-P-A is delaying,by two months, implementation of its new tighter air quality standards. It is feared when those rules go into effect; Tulsa will be out of compliance and will be placed on the so-called "Dirty Air List". It had been expected those rules would become effective this month.

The American Lung Association is extremely disappointed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that they will fail to meet the deadline previously established for adopting a more protective national ambient air quality standard for ozone.

EPA told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that this long-awaited decision will not come until late October, two months after the previous deadline.