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Over 200 years of deadly London air: smogs, fogs, and pea soupers | Vanessa Heggie

60 years after the Clean Air Act, Londoners still suffer from air pollution. What can we can learn from two centuries of campaigns against city smog? On 9 December 1952 the Great Smog officially ended – for five days a thick layer of air pollution, mostly caused by coal fires, had covered London and caused the deaths of thousands of residents. Show More Summary

U.S. Steel to pay $2.2 million to settle pollution suit: Justice Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Steel Corp. has agreed to reduce pollution at three plants in the Midwest and pay a $2.2 million civil penalty to resolve a Clean Air Act lawsuit by the federal government and three states, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Leon G. Billings, Architect of Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, Dies at 78

Mr. Billings was the first staff director of the Senate environment subcommittee and an alter ego of Senator Edmund S. Muskie, Democrat of Maine.

Leon Billings, Senate aide who helped shape environmental laws, dies at 78

He was a primary author of the 1970 Clean Air Act and played a role in the 1972 Clean Water Act.

Leon Billings, key author of laws on clean air, water dies

Billings also played a key role in the 1972 Clean Water Act, the primary federal law governing water pollution, and 1977 amendments to both the air and water pollution laws. Billings served as Muskie's environment adviser for more than...Show More Summary

Toxic air is killing thousands of us – Theresa May must act fast | Emma Howard

Government plans to tackle air pollution are officially wholly inadequate. If industry were incentivised to help clean it up, we could all be winners The verdict is in and the government is guilty. In a landmark ruling, the high court has ruled that the plans to cut fatal air pollution are not only inadequate, but also illegal. Show More Summary

Recharge Wrap-up: Halliburton pays to clean up LA air, Wheego switches role to autonomous tech supplier

EPA settles with Halliburton of Clean Air Act violations. Wheego Electric Cars becomes Wheego Technologies. HART partners with Tesla. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Halliburton pays to clean up LA air, Wheego switches role to autonomous...Show More Summary

Worth reading: Tuberculosis activism, “locker room talk,” and Clean Air Act enforcement

Recent pieces address activism to improve the fight against tuberculosis; speaking up against sexual harassment and assault; and more.

How U.S. cities would look without the Clean Air Act

  The Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, and current regulations are based on an amended version passed in 1990.  The legislation enabled federal and state authorities to establish comprehensive regulations for air pollutants.  SaveOnEnergy,...Show More Summary

The Clean Air Act Was Supposed To Protect Us. Here's Why It's Not

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

ALBANY, N.Y. — When Deneen Carter-El moved to the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany’s South End two decades ago, she thought the beige-colored townhouses and trimmed lawns would be a welcome change from high-rise public housing. But appearances...Show More Summary

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Detroit Diesel Corp. has agreed to pay a $14 million penalty and spent $14.5 million on pollution reduction projects after allegedly selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards.

Daimler AG unit settles U.S. Clean Air Act claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Detroit Diesel Corp, a unit of automaker Daimler AG, will spend $14.5 million to reduce pollutants and pay a $14 million civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Air Act, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

Square Peg into a Round Hole: The Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act (CAA) is one of the country's premiere pollution control statutes. Originally enacted in 1970, the law has not had a major overhaul since 1990 -more than 25 years ago. This is a problem because our environmental challenges have evolved over time. Show More Summary

Clean Power Plan oral hearings begin today

Background On Aug. 3, 2015, President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Gina McCarthy announced the final version of America's Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) builds on the Clean Air Act by placing the first ever limits on carbon pollution. Show More Summary

Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

A failure to resolve conflicting amendments in the Clean Air Act about 26 years ago could imperil the president’s signature climate change policy.

Without the Clean Air Act, U.S. cities wouldn’t be much to look at.

A new report helps us visualize just how smoggy American cities would be without air pollution regulation.

Top Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty To Diesel Emissions Cheating Scandal Charges — Conspiracy To Defraud US Government, Commit Wire Fraud, & Violate Clean Air Act

The head of diesel competence at Volkswagen AG from 2008 until June 2016, James Robert Liang, has entered a guilty plea to a grand jury indictment of conspiracy to defraud the US government, to commit wire fraud, and to violate the Clean Air Act, according to recent reports. Show More Summary

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Violate U.S. Clean Air Act

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Longtime VW employee James Robert Liang worked for the carmaker in Germany and in the U.S., where he helped bring a troubled diesel engine to market.

It's about time for a new Clean Air Act

It's been 60 years since the Clean Air Act was introduced and it is well over-due an upgrade.

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