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On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Arlington on proposed updates to the national air quality standards for smog.

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Dallas, TX –

Texas utilities may soon have to comply with tighter air regulations after Texas Republicans failed to defeat new clean air standards. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

Last week, the Senate voted to reject a bill to unwind new smog regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency says particles from power plants in Texas and 26 other states are spreading illnesses, and even causing deaths, in states on the east coast.