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EPA tightens soot rules by 20 percent

from The Washington Post

The Environmental Protection Agency recently tightened the nation's soot standards by 20 percent, a move that will force communities across the country to improve air quality by the end of the decade while making it harder for some industries to expand operations without strict pollution controls. The new rule limits soot, or fine particulate matter, which stems from activities ranging from burning wood to diesel vehicle emissions and which causes disease by entering the lungs and bloodstream, causing inflammation. more


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