Local air quality planners said Thursday that the EPA used the wrong tool to warn of an impending pollution designation for parts of six East Texas counties affected by sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Sulfur dioxide, like ozone, is one of five so-called “criteria pollutants” under the Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The other three are nitrogen oxide, lead and particulates, or soot.
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