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Houston’s Ozone Levels Still Aren’t Good Enough

The Houston region has long exceeded federal standards for ozone levels. With new, tougher standards set forth in the Clean Air Act, Houston’s really only further away. It may be little comfort, but now we have some company: El Paso and San Antonio have joined Houston on a dubious ozone offender list. We discuss the consequences […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe Houston region has long exceeded federal standards for ozone levels. With new, tougher standards set forth in the Clean Air Act, Houston’s really only further away. It may be little comfort, but now we have some company: El Paso and San Antonio have joined Houston on a dubious ozone offender list.

We discuss the consequences with Dave Fehling, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter. We also talk with Elizabeth Hendler and Laura Niles from the Greater Houston Partnership, about the impact increased standards are having on industry in the region.

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