U.S. Environment

Stricter Soot Pollution Limits

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The Obama administration on Friday tightened limits on harmful soot pollution from sources including power plants, diesel engines and burning wood. The new standards limit annual average soot emissions by the end of decade to about 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air from the standard of 15 micrograms set in 1997. Individual states will be responsible for deciding how to cut emissions of the fine particulates.

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