Politics

Change Is Here. Climate Change.

BY ON July 12, 2012
DEAR Barack Obama and Mitt Romney—if I may be so familiar, as you are with me in your fundraising emails. You are campaigning for our nation’s highest office in a year of record-breaking heat waves, droughts, floods, and monster storms. More than half the contiguous U.S....

TOPICS: Activism, Politics, Pollution

Pulling Heartstrings? You Bet!

BY ON June 28, 2012
Another day, another deadline—moms know what that’s like. But this time it means more great news for American families. After 15 years of such profound government torpor that to call it “foot-dragging” would be a compliment, the EPA has finally proposed new standards for soot...

TOPICS: Economics, Politics, Pollution

5 Reasons Moms Need a Stronger Soot Standard

BY ON June 28, 2012
Recently the EPA finally released proposed revisions of its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particle pollution. Fine particles, also known as soot, come from vehicle emissions, power plants, and fires (think grills, fireplaces, and wood stoves, as well as forest fires). This microscopic airborne pollution...

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution, Science