Despite several studies suggesting toxic emissions from refineries are underestimated, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continually failed to review and revise emissions factors for health and life-threatening pollutants. Now, five environmental justice groups are suing the agency for failure to comply with the Clean Air Act. Show More Summary
The Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a US city. Scientists analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather stations in the Atlanta metropolitan area from 1948 to 2009. They discovered that precipitation increased markedly in the late 1970s as pollution decreased following passage of the Clean Air Act of 1970.
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city. Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather stations in the Atlanta metropolitan area from 1948 to 2009. Show More Summary
Owen Zidar sends us to Reed Walker: >The Transitional Costs of Sectoral Reallocation: Evidence From the Clean Air Act and the Workforce | Bill Davidow: The Internet 'Narcissism Epidemic' | William G. Bowen: The ‘Cost Disease’ in Higher Education: Is Technology the Answer? | Brad DeLong (March 20, 2008): The Liquidity Trap Cometh... Show More Summary
Moms Clean Air Force has created a series of ads with the Environmental Defense Fund taking off on a recent set of AT&T commercials. These ads thank various senators for their “opposition to anti-Clean Air Act amendments during Senate budget debates in March that would have blocked the EPA’s historic Carbon Pollution Standard, the Mercury [...]
A coalition of over 100 “clean air ambassadors” — including nurses, physicians, clergy members, labor leaders, tribal leaders, and social justice activists — descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to call on Congress to protect children, the elderly, the poor, and other vulnerable Americans from the health threats of air pollution, smog, and rising carbon emissions. [...]
Political pundits are arguing over whether Obama will regulate CO2 from existing power plants. But the Clean Air Act very clearly requires him to do so.
The EPA will not set methane emissions rules for coal mines, according to a document published in the Federal Register today. EarthJustice had petitioned the EPA to add coal mines to the Clean Air Act list of stationary sources and use the law to regulate their greenhouse gas emissions, similar to what the agency has [...]
In a five-page statement responding to my organization, the Center for Biological Diversity, and other conservation groups, the EPA flatly refused to establish any schedule or plan for using the Clean Air Act to reduce the millions of tons of air pollutants produced by coal mines. Why?
The American Lung Association today released their annual State of the Air report. In general, it says that the air is cleaner than it was a decade ago, thanks to the Clean Air Act.
The American Lung Association today released their annual State of the Air report. In general, it says that the air is cleaner than it was a decade ago, thanks to the Clean Air Act. Despite this progress, over 131 million Americans live in areas where the air can often be too dangerous to breathe. This [...]
Monday, April 22, is Earth Day. Begun in 1970, it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. It is the global platform for the Big Lie that carbon dioxide (CO2) is causing the Earth to warm and the basis of the environmental [...]
Before 1970, if a factory wanted to dump toxic waste into a river in the United States, they could get away with it. There was no Clean Water Act, no Clean Air Act, no Environmental Protection Agency. Though protests were common, they were focused on the war in Vietnam, not improving the environment. Show More Summary
The Economic Development Directorate has confirmed there is asbestos up on Mount Stromlo and they’re working on cleaning it up: Air, soil and water testing has been conducted and the ACT Government is awaiting the results of these tests. The small amount of material discovered on the trail has been confirmed as asbestos. All visual fragments of [...]
This week, everyone's favorite Columbia-educated, sweater vest-wearing musicians Vampire Weekend got into hot water with car enthusiasts the world over thanks to their music video for new single "Diane Young," in which two 900-series Saab cars are torched. Show More Summary
The best way to deal with smog is to make less of it, but it's too late to just do that. And when it comes to cleaning up your already polluted air, mesh structures like this one in Mexico City are a stylish way to filter a whole city's worth of air. More »
On Monday the Senate held a symposium under the auspices of Sen. Tom Carper’s (D-DE) office — “Climate Change Actions under the Clean Air Act: Reducing Power Plant Emissions without Harming the Economy” — bringing together representatives from both clean energy groups and the energy industry to explore how greenhouse gas emissions from new and [...]
Two new bills introduced to the House would repeal exemptions for oil and gas companies under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.
Continued corporate tax breaks contribute heavily to the poor financial condition of these communities just as industrial pollution contributes to their poor environmental and health conditions.
Congressmen Jared Polis (D-CO) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) yesterday introduced two bills that would repeal exemptions for oil and gas companies under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. As a press release from the members noted, the bills were introduced: … in order to ensure that the hydraulic fracking industry follows the same [...]