Resources for the Future (RFF) researchers have used new satellite data to show that 24.4 million more Americans than previously thought live in counties that do not meet the annual health standard for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) set under the Clean Air Act.
Without regulating fine particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, the planned actions under ACE only focus on reducing the costs of carbon dioxide regulations without considering health impacts on the American people.
Our research suggests that the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule could have unintended consequences, causing increases in emissions of carbon dioxide and local pollutants at many facilities and in some states.
This paper uses new satellite data to assess fine particulate matter concentrations and finds that 24.4 million more Americans than previously thought live in counties that do not meet the annual health standard set under the Clean Air Act.
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