Dispute Over new EPA Regulations

Indiana environmental leaders and Governor Pence are pushing back against new rules proposed by the EPA that would reduce the amount of ozone levels allowed. 

The state's top air-quality regulators claim lowering ozone levels won't help people with asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia and those with other conditions made worse by ozone. In fact, they argue that the proposal will kill jobs and diminish the quality of life in Indiana. 

The Department of Environmental Management leaders say the state's current air quality improvements are adequate. They're also downplaying what medical researchers say is an unacceptable public health risk, saying that science behind the proposed changes can't be trusted.