Air Pollution

American Lung Association's Janice Nolen examines EPA's options on new soot regs

As the U.S. EPA considers whether to establish new standards for ultra-fine soot particles, Janice Nolen, director of national policy at the American Lung Association, explains the need for more stringent rules. She discusses some of the health research about particulate matter completed since President Clinton first established the regulations in 1997. Plus, Nolen talks about how new standards could affect coal-fired power plants and diesel-powered vehicles, and whether new rules might be a springboard for passing Clear Skies legislation.