CAC’s Margie Alt Statement on EPA Soot Standard Protecting Americans from Dangerous and Deadly Particle Pollution

February 7th, 2024

For Immediate Release


Contact: Catherine Gorman |

February 7, 2024


President Biden, Administrator Regan and their teams deserve great thanks for delivering lifesaving update to soot pollution standards, the first in a dozen years


Washington, DC

The following is a statement from Climate Action Campaign Director Margie Alt in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of a final Soot Pollution Standard, which will limit dangerous and deadly particle pollution: 


I want to thank President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan for making good on their promise to finalize strong soot pollution standards that will save lives and slash air pollution for people across the country, especially those disproportionately impacted by deadly particle pollution. 


“This standard will make meaningful progress toward meeting public health goals and addressing the administration’s environmental justice commitments. The EPA and President Biden set pollution limits that will literally save thousands of lives, especially in communities of color –  4,500 lives saved, 5,700 cases of asthma avoided, and 290,000 fewer lost workdays. That’s $46 billion in net benefits for all of us. 


“Of course there is more that must be done to fully protect public health and address pollution from the power sector and we look forward to seeing additional standards being finalized in the coming months. But for today we celebrate progress and thank President Biden and Administrator Regan and their teams for a good job well done.” 


About the Climate Action Campaign

CAC is a vibrant coalition of dozens of major national environment, environmental justice, and public health groups, working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action based on science, to address the climate crisis. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy in ways that support justice, jobs, health and economic opportunity for all.



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