Professor Robert Verchick Talks With NPR About New EPA Regulations

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland interviewed Loyola Law School’s Chair of Environmental Law Robert Verchick for her October 2nd story about new air pollution regulations.  The Environmental Protection Agency says the new standard on ozone emissions of 70 parts per billion will reduce exposure to dangerous ozone pollution and prevent thousands of asthma attacks and emergency room visits and hundreds of premature deaths each year.  The new standard is below the current standard of 75 parts per billion but at the high end of a range announced by the EPA last fall.  Professor Verchick says refinery-heavy areas like Baton Rouge were out of compliance with the old standard until two years ago, and will likely struggle to comply with the new standards.