Air Pollution

Andrew Wheeler Nomination to Run EPA is Dangerous

BY ON December 8, 2018
Moms across the country fought hard to win the passage, in 2016, of the Lautenberg Chemicals Safety for the 21st Century Act. This law had major bipartisan support. Yet Wheeler is fighting hard to cripple this law–to the benefit of the chemical industry. >> Click...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cancer, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Indoor Air Pollution, Pollution, Toxics

Health Experts Warn of Dire Impacts of Climate Change

BY ON December 7, 2018
Climate change threatens the health of Americans and is having major impacts now, according to a recent report from the Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals. The annual report, called the Lancet Countdown, is a collaboration of researchers from 27 leading academic institutions,...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Heart Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Politics, Pollution, Science

Andrew Wheeler Was a Coal Lobbyist. Now He Heads EPA.

BY ON December 5, 2018
The video below from CNN that asks: How on earth can a coal industry lobbyist be in charge of EPA, charged with protecting our health and safety from air and climate pollution? From CNN’s Drew Griffin: “Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist who is now acting administrator of...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Politics, Pollution

There’s No Such Thing As Clean Coal

BY ON December 3, 2018
Here’s a dirty little secret: “U.S. taxpayers have spent billions of dollars subsidizing chemically treated refined coal.” “The tax-credit program is bridging the divide to make coal clean and beautiful,” said North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, borrowing President Trump’s two favorite adjectives to describe...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Ozone, Pregnancy, Renewable Energy, Soot