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New Federal EPA Standards Could Mean Big Change For MD

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MARYLAND - New federal standards announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could bring changes for Marylanders when it comes to emissions.

A spokesman for the Maryland State Department of the Environment says the new standards will require less sulfur in fuel, which in turn will help remove oxide from the vehicles' exhaust that can form ground-level ozone. Officials say the nitrogen issues in the Chesapeake Bay can be caused by air pollution, so this change could help with bay clean-up.

The EPA is also reportedly enforcing new vehicle emission standards, which Maryland already has. However, officials say by enforcing the standards in neighboring states, it will prevent the smog from other states from traveling into Maryland. Officials say as much as 70 percent of Maryland's smog is blown in from out of state.

For more information on the standards, visit the EPA's website.

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