National Ozone Day of Action

12 03 2010
National Ozone Day of Action
Tuesday, March 16th, 11am to 4pm
Media Event: 1:30pm
Speakers: Professor Linsey Marr, Air Quality Engineer
Matthew Monterverde, Asthma sufferer and sophomore at Virginia Tech


Just recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a more stringent limit on the concentration of dangerous ground-level ozone (or smog) pollution allowed in the air we breathe, and is waiting to hear what the public thinks.  We need this to turn into law! Come to the Drill Field just after Spring Break to sign one of 250 public comments to send to the EPA!

The new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) follows the recommendation of EPA scientists, the American Lung Association, and numerous other health groups for protecting public health, setting the limit for ground-level ozone to between 60 and 70 parts per billion (ppb).  This new EPA rule would prevent 6,700 to 21,000 smog-related emergency room visits and save our country between $13 and $100 billion in annual healthcare costs.  For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org/bigpicture.

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