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By David Martin

County objects to EPA proposal


A letter signed by Sweetwater County Commissioner Wally Johnson criticizes the Environmental Protection Agency for multiple layers of regulation impacting Wyoming industry.

The letter, sent to Gina McCarthy, the U.S. EPA Administrator in Washington, D.C. comments on and objects to proposed regulations regarding ozone standards. Ground-level ozone is created through the chemical reaction between sunlight and volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides from industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust and electric utilities, according to the EPA’s website. Ozone, the EPA states, can have a nega...

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