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Federal agency proposes approving Idaho field burning rules


January 24, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are proposing approving Idaho's request to loosen field burning rules that backers say offer more flexibility to disperse smoke away from people but that health advocates say will lead to breathing problems for some area residents.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed allowing field burning in the state during worse air quality thresholds for ozone.

The agency in a statement said the new rules "may result in better general smoke dispersion and reduced smoke impacts in areas affected by agricultural residue burning."

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