The Environmental Protection Agency has been working for more than two decades to reduce particulate pollution in the air. But contrary to the claims of some farm-state lawmakers, it is not planning to crack down on farm dust. EPA administrator Lisa Jackson wrote a letter to Congress last week emphasizing that she wants to keep the current standard for particulate matter. EPA said in a statement that it “hopes that this action finally puts an end to the myth that the agency is planning to tighten this regulation.”
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