Key findings from Texas

Key findings:

  • Smog-challenged Texas fights tighter standard, sounding industry’s refrains.
  • Texas hired a consultant to question the health benefits of a tighter ozone standard — a firm that did the same for industry groups.
  • Texas says a tighter smog standard would bring “little to no public health benefit,” a stance health groups don’t share.
  • Texas power plants and other facilities emit far more ozone-causing pollutants than those in any other state.
  • Texas has cut ozone levels, but Dallas-area doctors say far more reductions are needed for health.