The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to periodically review the evidence and set air quality standards that will protect people's health. Based on the unanimous recommendation of the members of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, the EPA will likely set a new smog standard this July.
But it's the same old story -- Big Coal, Big Oil and other polluting industries are pressuring the Obama Administration to delay setting a new standard or to issue a weak standard so that they can continue to pollute our air and make us sick.
The American Petroleum Institute has been fighting the smog standards before the studies were even out.
Polluters can roll out all the confusing charts, well-heeled lobbyists, and shiny ads they want. But it comes down to a simple question -- do you want clean air or not? Working together, we can beat back polluters and embolden the Obama Administration to protect the clean air Americans deserve.