1. AIR POLLUTION:
McCarthy promotes ozone proposal as public health boon
U.S. EPA today touted the public health benefits that would result from its proposal to tighten the national standard for ozone. "Today's proposal is about informing Americans about healthy air quality so that they can protect themselves as well as their families," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters today, adding, "and we can as a country take steps over time to achieve healthy air for all."