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EPA Adjusts a Smog Standard to White House Preference

Science  21 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5870, pp. 1602-1603
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5870.1602a

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Scientists and environmental groups were outraged last week when the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to discard advice from a scientific advisory committee when he set a major air-quality standard for soot.