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What’s the big deal, anyway?

Poor air quality, caused by ground-level ozone, may cause the region to go out of attainment and violate regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A “Nonattainment” designation could cost businesses and residents millions of dollars due to increased regulations, including:

More costly summer gasoline specifically designed to reduce ozone-forming emissions

More stringent and expensive control equipment for industries

A costly and inconvenient new vehicle inspection and maintenance program for all residents

Reduced speed limits on highways and expressways in the metropolitan area

Increased energy costs, which could impact your utility bill

Loss of industry and economic development in and around the Wichita area

Loss of federal highway and transit funding