Emissions

Trump EPA to Keep Nitrogen Dioxide Rules

By Editors of Power Engineering

Though the Clean Power Plan and other Obama-era emissions rules are on the chopping block, the Trump administration indicated it will keep current nitrogen dioxide rules in place, The Hill reported.

The announcement comes after a scientific review of the nitrogen dioxide standard – an average of 53 parts per billion per year and no more than 100 parts per billion in a one-hour period — initially enacted in 2010.

“EPA proposes that the current (standards) don’t need to be changed because they provide the appropriate public health protection, with an adequate margin of safety, including for older adults, children and people with asthma,” an agency spokeswoman said in a statement.

The EPA is required to review the nitrogen dioxide standard every five years under the Clean Air Act.