9:15am

Wed February 23, 2011
The Two-Way

New Rule Would Slash Companies' Costs For Reducing Air Pollution, AP Says

"The Environmental Protection Agency is making it much cheaper for companies to reduce toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators," The Associated Press just reported.

It adds that "in a vastly overhauled regulation obtained ... in advance of its release Wednesday, the EPA says it has found ways to control pollution at more than 200,000 industrial boilers, heaters and incinerators nationwide at 50 percent less cost. That would save businesses $1.8 billion and avert thousands of heart attacks and asthma cases a year." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.