U.S. EPA to re-examine health standards for harmful soot

Signage can be seen at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, DC, USA on May 10, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would re-examine health standards for harmful soot, which the Trump administration had left unchanged.

The agency said it was reconsidering the December 2020 decision “because available scientific evidence and technical information suggests that current standards may not be enough to protect public health and well-being under the Clean Air Act”.

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