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    The Clean Air Act and EPA’s New Ozone Standard: Should They Consider Costs?

    The Clean Air Act and EPA’s New Ozone Standard: Should They Consider Costs?

    On November 25, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new health and environmental impact standards for ozone. They didn’t propose a single number for the public to comment on, instead they proposed setting the new standard somewhere between 65 and 70 parts per billion (ppb), down from the current standard of 75ppb. The greater Houston region, along with hundreds of other counties across the nation, is not expected to be able to meet a standard within that range.[Read More]

    A Texas Original Air Quality Success Story: The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

    A Texas Original Air Quality Success Story: The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

    In Houston, we are proud of the significant improvements in air quality that we have achieved over the past decade. We made those improvements by reducing ozone-forming emissions like oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in every sector—industry, small business, motor vehicles and heavy-duty equipment.[Read More]

    Houston’s Shrinking Ozone Season

    Houston’s Shrinking Ozone Season

    Did you know that Houston’s ozone season used to be year-round? For many years, Houston would sometimes experience an ozone excedance in the winter. Now, with an even tighter health-based standard, Houston’s ozone season appears to have shrunk.[Read More]

What is On Air: Houston?

On Air: Houston is an initiative of the Greater Houston Partnership to share accurate information about the air we breathe in Houston. Read More >