Politics

Trump Asked Industry Which Rules to Target. Here are 5 of Their Most Outrageous Requests.

BY ON May 12, 2017
This post was written by Keith Gaby for EDF Voices: The Trump administration has already cancelled or sought to undermine 23 rules that protect our health and environment – including limits on toxic waste coal companies dump in rivers, and regulations promoting more fuel-efficient cars. But the...

TOPICS: Cars and Trucks, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Politics, Toxics

Peggy Shepard of “WE ACT” on Air Pollution, Asthma and Environmental Justice

BY ON May 10, 2017
The history of WE ACT for Justice goes back to 1988. Peggy Shepard was one of three neighborhood activists who recognized that West Harlem in New York City, was bearing the brunt of toxic pollution. The Environmental Justice movement was getting off the ground. Awareness was building...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Indoor Air Pollution, New York, Politics, Social Justice

2017 “State of the Air” Report Shows Why We Still Need the Clean Air Act

BY ON May 8, 2017
The Clean Air Act is coming under attack for being unnecessary and too costly to enforce. But the ‘State of the Air 2017’ report from the American Lung Association (ALA), shows that millions of people are still getting sick from breathing dirty air. “While most of the nation...

TOPICS: Allergies, Asthma, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Ozone, Politics, Pollution