Clean Air Act

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

Ozone Deaths Down Following Clean Air Act Amendments

BY ON October 25, 2018
This was written by Sean Reilly. It originally posted on E&E News: The number of air pollution-related deaths in the United States plunged by almost half in the two decades following passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, amounting to about 71,000 by 2010, according...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Politics, Pollution

5 Things About Trump’s EPA Assault on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

BY ON October 3, 2018
This was written by Mandy Warner, senior manager of Climate and Air Policy at EDF: In 1990, while I was busy with kid priorities like learning to roller-skate, Congress was updating the Clean Air Act – kicking off a process to reduce mercury and other...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Ozone, Politics, Pollution

SCANDAL: The Trump EPA’s Dirty Power Scam

BY ON August 22, 2018
Trump Environmental Protection Agency has just announced its proposal to “replace” America’s Clean Power Plan, our only plan to curb the impacts of climate pollution from dirty sources like coal power plants. Make no mistake — this proposal is anything but “clean.” This proposal is...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Environment, EPA, Politics, Pollution

It’s Up to Us to Protect America’s Clean Power Plan

BY ON April 25, 2018
This was written by Martha Roberts. It originally appeared on Climate 911: This week is a crucial moment for climate progress. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving ahead in his efforts to revoke the Clean Power Plan, one of our most important efforts to tackle the...

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

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