Late last month, the Environmental Protection Agency informed Gov. Scott Walker that it plans to designate five southeast Wisconsin counties as ozone non-attainment zones under the stricter Clean Air Act standards issued in 2015 by the Obama administration.
“There’s a mandate that the EPA use the best data available, and they’re not,” said Jake Curtis, associate counsel at WILL and author of the report. “The data here in Sheboygan shows that we meet attainment. Instead, the EPA looks at a monitor that is yards off the shoreline.”