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Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

Detailed ice core measurements show smog-related ratios leveling off in 1970, and suggest these deposits are sensitive to the same chemicals that cause acid rain. By analyzing samples from the Greenland ice sheet, atmospheric scientists found clear evidence of the U.S. Clean Air Act. They also discovered a link between air acidity and how nitrogen is preserved in layers of snow.

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

The rise and fall of acid rain is a global experiment whose results are preserved in the geologic record. By analyzing samples from the Greenland ice sheet, University of Washington atmospheric scientists found clear evidence of the U.S. Show More Summary

There's a War Going on in the Supreme Court No Energy Company is Safe From

Murray Energy is taking the EPA to court over the Clean Air Act, but that's where Arch Coal just lost over the Clean Water Act.

Analysis Sets Carbon Reduction Path

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released an update of its 2012 proposal on how to cut carbon pollution from power plants under the Clean Air Act. The analysis shows that 470 to 700 million tons of carbon pollution can be eliminated per year in 2020 compared to 2012 levels. These are greater emission cuts […]

Columbia River Coal Pollution Lawsuit Against BNSF Railway Moves Forward As New Research Raises Air Quality Concerns On Seattle Rail Lines

A lawsuit against the BNSF Railway Company will proceed after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington rejected the company’s motion to dismiss a Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by Columbia Riverkeeper, Sierra Club...Show More Summary

House Passes Bill That Would Curb EPA’s Power To Limit Carbon Emissions

The NRDC called the passage of the bill in the House "a major weakening of the Clean Air Act." Prospects are weaker in the Senate, and President Obama would be expected to veto it if it came to his desk, however. The post House Passes Bill That Would Curb EPA’s Power To Limit Carbon Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Dispatch from a Free Market Paradise

Thank Bieber there’s no Clean Air Act to stifle innovation and entrepreneurship in China: China will be using a new type of antipollution drone to clear smog from the skies of selected airports later this month. The plan — the latest in a line of technological approaches to reducing dangerous particles from China’s polluted cities — will see unmanned [Read more...]

Carbon Copy II: Six Quick Impressions from Climate Change's Latest Day in the Supreme Court

We’ll have to wait and see for the final outcome on the scope of the Clean Air Act’s permitting provisions in the Supreme Court. But it’s clear that the EPA’s authority to set standards for carbon pollution – the basis of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan – is firmly settled on solid ground. read more

Frustrating the Clean Air Act's Goals

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument on a case concerning the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. At first glance, this case deals with only a narrow technical legal issue. Show More Summary

Global-Warming Case Tests The Limits Of An Aging Clean Air Act

A lawsuit over regulating greenhouse gases is really about Congress's failure to update the law.

Supreme Court to Tackle EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

2 months agoNews : Reason

In its 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Supreme Court handed federal regulators a landmark victory by holding that the “sweeping definition of ‘air pollutant’” in the Clean Air Act allowed the EPA to regulate the emission of greenhouse gases. Show More Summary

Long-term consequences of the 1970 Clean Air Act

Adam Isen, Maya Rossin-Slater, Reed Walker, 19 February 2014 There is growing evidence that adverse infant health can have lasting effects on human capital formation and economic outcomes in adulthood. Among others, the poor environmental conditions have been linked to increased infant mortality and poor health. Show More Summary

Carbon Conversion is Key to Solving Climate Change Problems

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law an amendment to the Clean Air Act that mandated emissions reductions of the harmful pollutant sulfur dioxide, SO2, from coal-fired power plants. The government did not instruct industry how to achieve the reductions, only that they were required to. read more

Citgo's petty cash drawer must be hurting after judge imposes $2 million air pollution fine

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Citgo gets nicked for Clean Air Act crimes. Nearly seven years ago, a jury convicted Citgo Petroleum Corp. of criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, the first time this had happened to a major oil company. On Wednesday, a Texas judge finally pronounced sentence: a paltry $2 million fine. Show More Summary

Citgo Fined for Toxic Emissions

A federal judge ordered Citgo Petroleum Corp. to pay more than $2 million for Clean Air Act over toxic emissions at its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, from 1994 to 2003. A jury convicted Citgo of illegally operating two tanks at its Corpus Christi refinery in 2007 following a three-week trial. The refinery’s tanks emitted […]

Pete Seeger and the Power of Principle

Before there was a Federal Water Pollution Control Act in 1972 or a Clean Air Act or Environmental Protection Agency in 1970, in the summer of 1969, Pete Seeger and his friends had launched the sloop Clearwater, a sailing vessel, in an effort to build support for cleaning up America's waterways. Show More Summary

McConnell, other coal company puppets, seek pre-emptive squelching of EPA's power plant rule

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

When Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced carbon dioxide emission standards for new coal- and natural gas-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act last September, the opposition was already poised for reaction. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Wants To Use Unprecedented Tactic To Reverse Carbon Pollution Rules

President Obama's plan to address climate change under the Clean Air Act, at the behest of the Supreme Court and the EPA's Endangerment Finding, is potentially at stake. The post Mitch McConnell Wants To Use Unprecedented Tactic To Reverse Carbon Pollution Rules appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Chicago Bans Vaping in Public; Senators Want It Banned at Award Ceremonies—for the Children

3 months agoNews : Reason

Today, as anticipated, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that adds e-cigarettes to the city's Clean Indoor Air Act, meaning that vaping will be prohibited everywhere smoking is. The vote was 45 to 4, a resounding endorsement...Show More Summary

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