The US Environmental Protection Agency has decided to complete new background ozone formation limits on schedule in 2020 while revisiting questions about naturally occurring emissions threatening areas’ attainments and triggering penalties under the 2015 requirements. The National Association of Manufacturers was the strongest critic among US business organizations of the agency’s Aug. 2 decision. read more at Oil & Gas Journal
Here in #Texas, we’ve had a significant number of days where we’ve seen triple-digit temperatures. In our hometown of #Austin alone we most recently saw 14 consecutive days of triple-digit heat, breaking many long-lasting records.
High temperatures, low wind speeds, and lots of sunshine to spur photochemical reactions leads to higher levels of ground-level ozone, which is hard on our lungs and plant life.
#OzoneActionDays are forecasted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality a day in advance when conditions will be ideal to create an unhealthy condition, and encourages Texans to be proactive to limit activities that lead to the creation of ground-level ozone.