FOCUS ON: Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act is a major public health success. The law prevents more than 160,000 deaths and 1,700,000 asthma attacks each year. It also is responsible for preventing thousands upon thousands of other adverse health impacts, including emergency room visits, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, lost school days, and infant mortality.

The Clean Air Act is a US law passed in 1970 designed to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution. The law was enacted in 1963, greatly expanded in scope by President Richard Nixon in 1970, and was again significantly amended in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush.

The Clean Air Act regulates emissions of six major air pollutants – ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and lead – levels of which are monitored nationwide. The Clean Air Act also limits the emission of almost 200 hazardous air pollutants, including mercury, benzene, vinyl chloride, cadmium, and asbestos.

Emissions from cars, planes, trains, ships, factories, power plants, and businesses all fall under the purview of the Clean Air Act, which is administered by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Moms Deliver Powerful Message to US Automakers (Video)

Moms Deliver Powerful Message to US Automakers (Video)


May 23, 2018    Moms Clean Air Force

Passenger vehicles are now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and gas prices are expected soon to reach their highest level in four years. But instead of shoring up national standards that keep our cars on track to put less pollution…

Support America’s Clean Power Plan

Support America’s Clean Power Plan


April 8, 2015    Moms Clean Air Force

What Is America’s Clean Power Plan? Climate change is real, and it threatens the health of our children. But right now, there are no limits on the largest single source of human-caused climate pollution – power plants. We think that’s wrong. To address this glaring…

7 Books for Tiny Climate Warriors and Moms Who Want Clean Trucks

7 Books for Tiny Climate Warriors and Moms Who Want Clean Trucks


September 15, 2015    Molly Rauch

    At a certain stage of life, there was almost nothing my little boys loved more than a big, loud, roaring motorized vehicle. Whether it was a tractor-trailer, school bus, garbage truck, city bus, or ambulance, there one of them would be, little hand…

10 Tweetable Facts On Why We Need To #PlugTheLeaks

10 Tweetable Facts On Why We Need To #PlugTheLeaks


October 13, 2015    Moms Clean Air Force

Please SHARE these TWEETS with your Twitter followers right now! 1. Fracking poses potential health risks for pregnant moms & babies. >> TWEET THIS << 2. Technologies to cut methane are available and have already been successfully deployed. >> TWEET THIS << 3. One quarter of the climate…

Methane Leaks: Harmful, Wasteful and Preventable

Methane Leaks: Harmful, Wasteful and Preventable


October 14, 2015    Moms Clean Air Force

 

The Clean Power Plan Gets Huge Support from Lawmakers and Tech Giants

The Clean Power Plan Gets Huge Support from Lawmakers and Tech Giants


April 4, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

Americans want climate action. in litigation pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The following groups and individuals last week filed legal briefs to support the most important and ambitious plan ever to combat the pollution that is fueling climate disruption:…

Seven Ways Scott Pruitt is Threatening Our Health

Seven Ways Scott Pruitt is Threatening Our Health


June 24, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

In selecting Oklahoma’s former Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head EPA, President Trump has prioritized polluters over the health of our families.

Climate-Smart Car Guide

Climate-Smart Car Guide


February 14, 2018    Diane MacEachern

One of the fastest, easiest and most significant ways to help stop climate change is by changing driving habits. You don’t need to give up driving, and you don’t need to buy a new car! The Bad News Every gallon of gasoline emits about 20…

The Power of Moms and Mayors

The Power of Moms and Mayors


March 22, 2018    Dominique Browning

It seems like every day we hear about new actions by the federal government to introduce a new dangerous policy or cut a crucial program that protects our air, water, and climate. I won’t lie to you — sometimes it is overwhelmingly appalling. But something…

Mother and Son Join “People Over Polluters” Forum in Washington, DC

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON July 16, 2018
Hundreds of families joined our 5th annual Play-In for Climate Action and met with their Senators and Representatives on Wednesday, July 11th. National Field Manager, Trisha Sheehan and her 12 year old son, Logan, appeared before the Democratic Environmental Message Team and Leader Nancy Pelosi at the “People...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, MCAF News, Politics, Pollution, Toxics, Washington DC

Play-in for Climate Action 2018 Photos and More!

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON July 15, 2018
We were excited to host our 5th annual Play-In for Climate Action this week. Hundreds of parents and children from 30 states gathered near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to call for meaningful action on climate change. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Alaska, Asthma, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Colorado, Environment, EPA, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Latino Community, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, MCAF News, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Motherhood, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Kristin Mink, Mom Who Confronted Pruitt, Joins Play-In for Climate Action!

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON July 9, 2018
Last week, Kristin Mink, a middle school teacher and mom, was eating lunch in DC when she spotted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at a nearby table. She decided she needed to say something to the scandal-plagued agency head who made it his mission to dismantle...

TOPICS: Activism, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Motherhood, Politics, Washington DC
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