Air Pollution

Clean Car Rollback Puts Families’ Right to Breathe Clean Air in Reverse

BY ON August 2, 2018
Today, President Trump, Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, and Acting National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Administrator Heidi King issued a proposal to roll back America’s health-protective and money-saving clean car standards.  In their announcement today, the Trump administration has clearly...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Pollution

7 Ways Wheeler Can Save EPA

BY ON July 27, 2018
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday withdrew Scott Pruitt’s midnight-hour memo, which waived enforcement standards for super-polluting “glider” trucks. Wheeler’s decision is a win for anyone who breathes. But Wheeler has a long way to go before he distinguishes himself from scandal-plagued former Administrator Scott Pruitt. Moms...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Fracking, Natural Gas, Politics, Science

Climate Change Increases Wildfires: Find Out How Your Region Is Affected

BY ON July 27, 2018
This wildfire resource is from Climate Signals: Climate change has increased the risk of wildfires through warmer temperatures and drier conditions that lengthen wildfire season, increase the chances of a fire starting, and help a burning fire spread. Warmer and drier conditions also contribute to...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Alaska, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Science, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Wildfire Closes Yosemite Valley for First Time in More Than a Decade

BY ON July 25, 2018
This was was written by Olivia Rosane. It originally posted at EcoWatch: The iconic Yosemite Valley, home to the most famous vistas in Yosemite National Park, will be evacuated Wednesday to protect visitors from dangerous smoke from the Ferguson fire, The Huffington Post reported. Park officials said the...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Pollution