EPA denies WTO forced changes to US Clean Air Act

Carol Browner, administrator for the US EPA, has told environmentalists at a meeting at Seattle Town Hall that no air pollution standard has changed as a result of World Trade Organisation intervention. Defending the Clinton administration upcoming stricter standards for sports utility vehicles, Browner told the pre-WTO meeting of trade officials and environmentalists that “I will never, ever change an air-pollution standard which I set."

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