TXOGA Release: EPA’s Latest Ozone Standard Change to Hurt Texans, Economy

10-1-2015

October 1, 2015

AUSTIN – Even as ozone levels drop dramatically, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again lowered the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone to a level that is virtually impossible for parts of Texas to achieve without severely hampering local economic development, according to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA).

“Ozone levels in Texas are dropping significantly while our state’s population has skyrocketed….

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