Environmentalists and people around the world will have to wait for government agencies to regulate the spread of certain pollutants.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding off on creating new rules to curb smog and mercury after evaluating the proposal for nearly a year.
Clean Air Watch president Frank O'Donnell called this "a bitter pill to swallow," though EPA spokespeople said they simply needed more time to ensure they would make the best decision, the Associated Press reports.
"EPA is moving forward with a number of national rules that will significantly reduce [other] pollution and improve public health for all Americans," EPA spokesperson Brendan Gilfillan told the news source.
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