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Inhofe Comments on EPAs Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide
June 3, 2010

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Matt Dempsey 202-224-9797 matt_dempsey@epw.senate.gov

David Lungren 202-224-5642 david_lungren@epw.senate.gov

Inhofe Comments on EPA's Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide

Washington, D.C. - Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today commented on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new standard for sulfur dioxide (SO2). According to information provided by the EPA, Muskogee County in Oklahoma could be in nonattainment by 2020.

"EPA's new rule comes amidst Oklahoma's tremendous progress in reducing air pollution, including sulfur dioxide," Senator Inhofe said. "The Obama Administration's proposal harms communities such as Muskogee, which is trying to create jobs and grow its economy. This rule is part of EPA's oncoming regulatory train wreck that will stifle growth and economic development in Muskogee, as well as in cities and towns across the nation. "

"As Ranking Member of the EPW Committee, I have supported 3-P legislation to reduce real pollutants, legislation that guarantees emissions reductions, provides health benefits, and brings certainty for industry.  Congress must address the overlapping and confusing suite of EPA air regulations that will spawn a wave of litigation instead of advancing environmental progress." 

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