Soot Rules Marks Essential Step Toward Addressing Persistent Environmental, Health Harms but Further Reduction Needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden Administration’s updated soot rule will help improve air quality and health outcomes for frontline, fenceline, and lower wealth communities across the nation. The National Wildlife Federation urged the president, Environmental Protection Agency, and other leaders to build on this progress with further reductions that ensure access to cleaner, safer air.

“Particulate pollution is one of the most serious and preventable threats to people and wildlife alike. This rule is a much-needed step by the Biden Administration in order to address the public health and environmental threats posing some of the most serious challenges for frontline and fenceline communities,” said Adrienne Hollis, vice president of environmental justice, public health, and community revitalization  for the National Wildlife Federation. “The president and the Environmental Protection Agency need to build upon this important progress by further strengthening these and other safeguards in order to protect our air, public health, and environment.”

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