108 Million Americans Live In Areas That Had 100+ Days Of Polluted Air In 2018

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 22:58:07 +0000

One-third of all Americans live in areas that suffered through at least 100 days of poor air quality due to air pollution in 2018, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG Education Fund

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EPA Reinterprets ‘Ambient Air,’ Further Tweaks New Source Review 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:49:52 +0000

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a change to a long-standing policy interpreting “ambient air”—a foundational concept under the Clean Air Act that applies to all types of air pollution, from ground-level ozone, particulate matter, and greenhouse gases. While the agency framed the change as part of a suite of actions to reform New Source […]

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Auto Emissions Redux: 24 States Sue Trump Administration, EPA Threatens To Cut Off Highway Funding

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 15:49:39 +0000

Andrew Wheeler EPALast week, the EPA said California was doing too much to cut auto emissions. This week, it says California is not doing enough to cut air pollution, putting California in a no win situation.

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Trump’s So-Called “Justice Department” Drops Anti-Trust Bomb On Car Companies

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2019 21:00:04 +0000

CARB LogoThe US government has put car companies on notice that if they dare oppose the president’s plan to roll back fuel economy standards, they will be accused of antitrust violations.

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EPA’s Final Regional Haze Guidance Highlights State Discretion, Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:27:45 +0000

New guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 20 to help states prepare for the second implementation period of the federal regional haze program puts emphasis on “discretion and flexibilities” they can use to comply with long-standing mandates to protect visibility in federal areas.   While it is not binding, the EPA’s […]

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Clean Air Act 20 years later: Edsa still ‘worst place to be’

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:12:41 +0000

Clean Air Act 20 years later: Edsa still ‘worst place to be’

Nineteen years ago, the then fledgling traffic aide Dennis Marcos directed far fewer vehicles through the Ortigas intersection.

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Clean Air Act Issues Congress Could Grapple With in New Session

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:48:02 +0000

While the Republican-led U.S. House and Senate in the 115th Congress was mainly focused on reviewing, for modification or repeal, several environmental rules issued under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the new Democrat majority in the House could focus on a slew of different measures, a new report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) suggests.  […]

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New York Gas Plant Comes Online Despite Opposition

The Valley Energy Center in Orange County, New York, entered commercial operation on October 1 despite complaints from local officials and area residents about noise from the plant, among other concerns. Community members spoke out against the plant at public hearings last week, saying they have felt sick when the plant has undergone test runs […]

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UPDATE: Trump Emissions Plan Aims to Boost Coal-Fired Power

The Trump administration has proposed an overhaul of U.S. power plant emissions rules, unveiling a plan that would allow individual states to determine how they will regulate pollutants. The proposal, called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) plan and discussed during the keynote address at the MEGA Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 21, would essentially dissolve […]

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