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Statement of Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel

“EPA's new standard recognizes we need to reduce ground level ozone pollution to protect public health, but it doesn't go far enough. People across the country are already suffering from increased smog from fracking and oil and gas infrastructure. Many areas where the development is happening are already in violation of the current ozone standard. The science is clear that a lower standard protects public health, and fracking-impacted communities need all the help they can get.”