Trump administration rejects tough standards on deadly pollution

Trump administration rejects tough standards on deadly pollution
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9 December 2020
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In U.S. environmental news, the Donald Trump administration has rejected setting tougher standards on industrial soot emissions despite evidence linking the deadly air pollutant to increasing COVID-19 deaths and other respiratory illnesses.

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler made the decision, ignoring his own scientists at the EPA who found strengthening the emissions rule could save up to 34,000 lives a year.

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