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Pollutants EPA Proposes Stricter Air Standards Charles Dharapak / AP Photo

EPA Proposes Stricter Air Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing on Friday new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air. The Obama administration's move will please environmental groups but risks backlash from congressional Republicans in an election year, and could add to a critical image of the president stifling economic growth and causing job losses.

June 15, 2012 7:29 AM