Ag Airs Concerns
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 16, 2015 01:35 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Although U.S. farmers are considered to be relatively small contributors to ozone pollution, a proposal to further tighten federal standards likely would hurt the industry, the American Farm Bureau Federation said in comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monday.

In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, AFBF's Executive Director of Public Policy Dale Moore asked the agency to leave in place the current standard of 75 parts per billion for ozone-depleting precursors such as volatile organic compounds, nitrous oxide and others, as part of the National Ambient Air Quality standard. EPA has proposed tightening ...

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