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
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.
Mr. Billings was the first staff director of the Senate environment subcommittee and an alter ego of Senator Edmund S. Muskie, Democrat of Maine.
He was a primary author of the 1970 Clean Air Act and played a role in the 1972 Clean Water Act.
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
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
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
Recent pieces address activism to improve the fight against tuberculosis; speaking up against sexual harassment and assault; and more.
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
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 thought what it was doing was legal, but...nope.
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.
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.
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
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
A failure to resolve conflicting amendments in the Clean Air Act about 26 years ago could imperil the president’s signature climate change policy.
A new report helps us visualize just how smoggy American cities would be without air pollution regulation.
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
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 been 60 years since the Clean Air Act was introduced and it is well over-due an upgrade.