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EPA Finalizes the “Good Neighbor” Transport Rule Excluding Wisconsin Non-EGU Industrial Sources

EPA has released its final “good neighbor” plan to control interstate pollution transport for the 2015 ozone standard. In a significant departure from the initial proposal, the final rule excludes from regulation non-EGU industrial sources in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Alabama.  This is a big win for Wisconsin's paper industry.  However, the final rule allows Illinois and Indiana to remain the largest contributors to Wisconsin’s ozone pollution levels - by far - and will likely continue to challenge areas along the Lake Michigan shoreline from achieving attainment for the foreseeable future. 

This action will save thousands of lives and result in cleaner air and better health for millions of people living in downwind communities.


environmental, energy