I am pleased to join West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Secretary Caperton and Congressman Mooney virtually today to announce EPA’s final decision to retain NAAQS for particulate matter.
The U.S. has some of the lowest fine particulate matter levels in the world and, under the Trump Administration, we have achieved a 7% reduction in PM2.5 even as our nation experienced a period of booming economic growth.
Over the last four years we have redesignated 57 nonattainment areas to attainment, meaning cleaner air, improved health outcomes, and greater economic opportunities for cities and communities across the country.
Today’s announcement maintains the NAAQS standards set under the Obama/Biden administration and will help keep our nation on its path of cleaner, healthier air for all.
EPA News Release: EPA Finalizes NAAQS for Particulate Matter