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03/24/2017
Air Official from U.S. Northeast Urges Congress To Tackle Ozone Reforms, Joining Industrial and Western States in Push For Regulatory Relief

A top environmental regulator from the U.S. Northeast has joined counterparts from industrial states and the Western U.S. in criticizing the Obama administration’s stringent 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone. “Unfortunately the reality today has been that ...

03/07/2017
Another Study Shows Why Background Ozone Makes Meeting EPA Ozone Standard Difficult for Western States

A new study out this month provides more evidence of the challenges of background ozone, which make it nearly impossible for western states to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2015 ozone standard. The study, published in the Journal of Atmospheric ...

02/07/2017
Washington Responds to Bipartisan Calls from Across the Country for Ozone Regulatory Relief

Responding to calls by state and local officials from across the country, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at finally providing job creators relief from the burdensome 2015 National Ambient Air ...

01/13/2017
EPA Ozone Standard Likely to Lead Congressional Action in New Congress

With widespread bipartisan concern from state and local officials from across the country regarding Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 ozone standard, the new administration and Congress are likely to make addressing the standard a top priority in the regulatory reform ...

12/23/2016
‘Completely wrong’: Britain’s BBC rips apart air quality alarmism

Activist groups that try to scare the public about air quality have been debunked yet again, this time by a very unlikely source – the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In fact, this rebuke may the worst since a rank-and-file official ...

11/28/2016
Colorado on Track to Meet 75 ppb Ozone Standard, But Tough New Limit Worries Air Quality Officials

The Denver Metropolitan Area will meet the 2008 federal ozone standard of 75 parts per billion (ppb), according to the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) announced earlier this month. But environmental regulators in Colorado weren’t celebrating because the Obama administration ...

10/10/2016
CRS: EPA Ignores Stakeholder Concerns, Nominates Insider to Serve on CASAC

In the face of criticism from Capitol Hill and others across the country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doubled down and nominated Donna Kenski, a tried and true Administration ally, to serve again on the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee (CASAC). ...

08/12/2016
American Thoracic Society Report Falls Short

“Health of the Air” Report is Advocacy, Not Science By Karen Kerrigan On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) published a so-called “Health of the Air” report positing that dropping the ozone standard to 60 parts per ...

07/26/2016
Rural Colorado County Is Latest to Take American Lung Association to Task on Air Quality Claims

­­­­ By Karen Kerrigan A rural Colorado county is the latest to question the validity of the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2016 State of the Air report air quality rankings. The rebuke from Garfield County comes on the heels of ...

07/22/2016
Congressional Oversight Committee Chairs and Air Regulators Call for Balance on CASAC

By Karen Kerrigan Congressional leaders and air quality regulators are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bring regional diversity to the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) in a trio of letters to the agency. The letters, from ...


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