Saturday, December 5, 2020
Home Right Column Environmental Justice: EPA ozone regs to increase death rate in Detroit, Houston,...

Environmental Justice: EPA ozone regs to increase death rate in Detroit, Houston, other inner cities

-

Testifying before Congress, Dr. Michael Honeycutt, director of the Toxicology Division at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, says that EPA’s own analysis of the Agency’s new ozone regulation shows mortality increasing in certain cities, including Detroit and Houston. Dr. Honeycutt: “What you’re going to be doing is increasing ozone concentrations in the inner cities while decreasing it in the suburbs.”

DR. MICHAEL HONEYCUTT: “Sure, that’s called the NOx disbenefit. And, if you look nationwide, there would be a net according to EPA – a net decrease in mortality, but if you look at some specific cities, I looked at twelve in particular, those two cities, lowering the standard would actually increase mortality. And, it’s because NOx both creates and destroys ozone. So, what you’re going to be doing is increasing ozone concentrations in the inner cities while decreasing it in the suburbs.”

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
October 22, 2015

#

Related Links: 

Take Your Pick of Lies About Ozone, Methane or Mercury

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

Trump Deputy Interior Pick Gets A Lashing On Climate Change From Sen. Al Franken

By Joseph Erbentraut, Alexander C. Kaufman About an hour and a half into Deputy Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt’s Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate...

Coal To Remain India’s Main Energy Source For At Least 30 Years, Govt Confirms

Coal will remain India’s main energy source for the next three decades although its share will gradually fall as the country pushes renewable power...