Wichita, trying to head off EPA, considers ways to cut smog

Wichita residents may soon be asked to gas up their cars at night and use electric lawn mowers to reduce smog levels.

The Wichita City Council will be asked Tuesday to endorse a plan that would encourage area residents to clean up their air before the Environmental Protection Agency steps in and does it for them.

Kay Johnson, the city's director of Environmental Services, said she hopes the proposed resolution will result in a public education program that cuts significantly into the city's ozone levels.

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