News of the WeekAIR POLLUTION

Panel Backs EPA and 'Six Cities' Study

Science  04 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5480, pp. 711
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5480.711a

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has won a major victory in the fierce battle over its tough new standard for particulate air pollution. Dealing a sharp blow to critics from industry, a nonpartisan research group has reevaluated key data that EPA relied upon to set that standard and has come out firmly behind the agency.