Posts Tagged ‘ozone’

County files challenge to EPA’s air-quality ruling

HERNANDO — A Mississippi county is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to group the county with Memphis on ozone levels. The Commercial Appeal reports the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to discuss litigation filed against the EPA. Gary Rikard, an attorney who represents the county on the issue, says […] [...]

Supervisors working on solutions to meet EPA air standards

HERNANDO — DeSoto County supervisors say they are working on solutions to meet federal ozone levels. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency included parts of DeSoto with Memphis, which has ozone emissions above allowable limits set by federal regulation. It includes urban areas of DeSoto County and Crittenden County, Ark., in the Memphis ozone “non-attainment” […] [...]

County files objection with EPA over ozone list

by Associated Press Published: February 17,2012

Tags: air pollution, air quality, county government, environment, federal government, ozone, pollution

DESOTO COUNTY — DeSoto County has formally objected to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to list it as “nonattainment” on ozone levels. The Commercial Appeal DeSoto County officials also want the EPA to abandon a “misguided” proposal to list the county with Memphis as falling short on ozone standards. DeSoto County officials and members of […] [...]

MDEQ protesting EPA’s decision about DeSoto County

DESOTO COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is objecting to a recent announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to include part of DeSoto County in the Memphis ozone non-attainment area. The EPA announced a proposal to include the urban areas of DeSoto County and Crittenden County, Ark., in the Memphis ozone […] [...]

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