STERLING, Kan. (AP) - Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they
are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect
the family farm.
After all, they say, it's hard to avoid dust on the farm or
The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne
pollutant standards - which includes dust - as required by the
Clean Air Act.
A draft released by the EPA in July would tighten air particle
standards from 150 micrograms per cubic meter to between 65 and 85
Mark Smith, president of the Kansas Livestock Association, tells
The Hutchinson News that it would be nearly impossible for farmers
to meet such low levels.
The American Lung Association is among those supporting stricter