New smog limits could squeeze Chicago

Posted: 2/10/2014

From The Chicago Tribune:

More than 780,000 manufacturing jobs nationwide could be affected by a new smog rule, according to state-by-state maps compiled by the association. Business groups also question whether a tougher standard can be met in areas where topography and weather prevent smog from dissipating, or in places far away from tailpipes and smokestacks.

Health groups note that most of the country met earlier smog standards far more quickly and at lower costs than expected. Some state regulators, meanwhile, think smog-fighting efforts can be more effective without big changes in Americans' day-to-day lives. Read more.