New ozone regulations could affect Wyoming energy sector

The EPA’s announcement Wednesday was encouraging to local air quality advocates, even though many scientists had advised the agency to make its standards even more stringent than the ones it eventually adopted.

“The new ruling has created a different playing field for the energy industry in the Upper Green River Basin” said Bruce Pendery, air quality expert for the Wyoming Outdoor Council. “They are going to have to find ways to adapt, to ensure public health is protected.”

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