EPA recently proposed new standards to reduce air pollution released from more than 200 chemical manufacturing facilities across the US. These facilities make chemicals that are the building blocks of plastics. They release toxic pollution that can increase the risk of cancer for facility workers and people in nearby communities.
California is currently seeking EPA’s approval of its standards for heavy-duty vehicle pollution and rules to accelerate the transition to zero-emissions vehicles. But EPA is considering denying approval of these important standards. EPA must let CA lead the way — as it has done historically on tailpipe pollution.
The 2022 “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association finds that more 137 million Americans live in places with unhealthy air.
To help the nation’s children stay safer from air pollution in their state, this infographic shows how bills become state law.
Our new fact sheet, “Firefighters, Climate Change, and Toxic Chemicals,” highlights how the warming cycle creates dangerous wildfires, and toxic chemicals emitted from increased wildfires put firefighters at grave risk.
A new study finds the increase of Covid infections among people breathing polluted air from climate-fueled wildfires is a “disastrous combination.”
An updated wildfire smoke app from EPA and AirNow provides communities with the risks from wildfire smoke and the actions they can take to protect health and families.
The absence of green space in many urban areas from redlining, left cities with less tree canopy. Tree Equity evaluates how communities are disproportionately impacted by “urban heat islands” and how planting more trees can help to eliminate heat-related illnesses and fatalities.
Much of the country is in the middle of a mega heat wave that has exploded in the West along with a megadrought that’s been decades in the making. This all stacks up to more and more dangerous air pollution.
EPA will hold a virtual public hearing on its proposal to reinstate longstanding authority for states to set their own emissions standards for cars and light trucks. This is an important opportunity to demand cleaner cars for our families’ health.
The American Lung Association State of the Air 2021 report found more than 40 % of Americans live with unhealthy air and more…
A Portland mom shares her story of wildfires and climate change: “All of the windows and doors in my house are closed because the air outside is filled with dangerous amounts of particulate matter brought by the smoke from wildfires blazing through forests…