Editorial Board

The EPA Chokes on Smog

The Obama administration is tough on climate change. Why not air pollution?

Hazy.

Photographer: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The world's focus on global warming can make it easy to forget that the stuff that belches from smokestacks and exhaust pipes hurts more than just the climate. It also harms human health. So it makes little sense to move aggressively against greenhouse gases but timidly against good old-fashioned smog.

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