Statement of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on New Environmental Protection Agency Smog Standards

Posted on March 12, 2008

“EPA’s decision to strengthen the national ozone standard is a step towards cleaner air and better health for Tennesseans, especially the health of children, asthmatics, and the elderly. EPA acted on the advice of its science advisors who unanimously recommended an even stiffer standard. To help Tennessee cities and counties meet this new standard I will continue to support strong federal clean air laws which limit pollution that comes into Tennessee from other states.”