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Clean Air Act

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint Is Not Impossible!

| Susanne Rust | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Susanne Rust If Californians are going to reach their goal of massive greenhouse gas re...

Why We Need to Protect the Soul of South Florida

Frank Mazzotti | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Frank Mazzotti

Protect our environment and our economy, restore the Everglades. It simply makes good business sense to do so.

WSJ Argues Against Leveling the Playing Field

Gernot Wagner | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Gernot Wagner

The WSJ is right, of course, that the goal of the Clean Air Act is clean air. But there are effective ways of going about doing that, and there are less effective ways.

Dr. Robert D. Bullard: Justice for Our Children

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Our talk covered topics from the genesis of his career as the "Father of Environmental Justice," to the role that women and mothers have played in the struggle for the health of the planet.

Politics, Industry And 'Hopelessly Irrational' EPA Stymie Air Pollution Crackdown

iWatch News | Jim Morris and Corbin Hiar | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

The stumbling, two-decade-old war on hazardous air pollutants — declared on Nov. 15, 1990, the day President George H. W. Bush signed the Clean Air ...

A GOP Assault on Public Health

Donald Cohen | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

GOP members of the House and Senate have proposed a flurry of bills that would roll-back, and in some cases effectively repeal, some of the nation's most important environmental, health and safety laws.

Where regulators failed, citizens took action -- testing their own air

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Elizabeth Shogren, Kristen Lombardi and Sandra Bartlett, iWatch NewsTONAWANDA, N,Y. -- For the past three decades, Jeani Thomson has been pleading ...

Michael McAuliff

Air Pollution Bill Drives Wedge Between Republicans | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This time, a Tea Party-backed measure to let pollution increase in the name of saving jobs is running into Republican opposition. It's c...

Few Criminal Cases Target Big Air Polluters

iWatch News | Chris Hamby and Ronnie Greene | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green

For a decade, hazardous emissions from a refinery regularly swept into a mostly poor, minority neighborhood in Corpus Christi known as Hillcrest. In J...

Male and <40? Time to Thank the EPA?

A. Siegel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

If you're male and under 40 years old, perhaps you should take a moment to look in the mirror and thank the Environmental Protection Agency for its implementation of the Clean Air Act ... that just might be the reason you're around to look in the mirror.

Many Americans left behind in the quest for cleaner air

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Elizabeth Lucas, iWatch NewsFor all of her 62 years, Lois Dorsey has lived five blocks from a mass of petrochemical pla...

National Poll Says America Wants the EPA

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Voters aren't buying the specious "jobs versus clean air/water" argument. More importantly, they have a clear preference for the findings of Environmental Protection Agency scientists over the talking points of "corporate polluters."

Senate GOP Offers a Program for More Pollution, Not a Jobs Plan

Frances Beinecke | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Protecting families from the pollutants that cause asthma, neurological disorders, cardiac disease, and premature death has put millions of Americans to work. We can create even more jobs by making our air and water even safer.

Latinos Feel the Pain of Attacks on Clean Air and are Ready to Act

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Together, Latino businesses, medical professionals and community leaders nationwide will call on Washington policymakers to protect all Americans from dangerous air pollution, turning this call to action into a battle cry against these blatant attacks on our lives and the future of our communities.

Congress Attacks Breathtaking

Wendy Gordon | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

We cannot wait until the next election. Attacks on our health and environmental safeguards are happening now.

Before Obama Retreat on Ozone, EPA Chief Warned of Illnesses and Deaths

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.

The TRAIN Act Cuts the Heart out of the Clean Air Act

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the TRAIN Act, made it through the House of Representatives. But as Yogi Berra would say, "It ain't over 'til it's over."

"If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In response to the ongoing Republican talking points about how EPA regulations are harming the economy, Boxer suggested, "If you can't breathe, you can't work."

Over the Cliff (and Into the Cooling Saucer)

Carl Pope | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

As John Boehner well knows, the fundamental strategy of holding disaster relief hostage to cutting clean-energy innovation, and then voting for less money for disasters than Congress knows will be needed, cannot come close to passing in the U.S. Senate.

Lynne Peeples

TRAIN Wreck: Greens Urge Senate To Derail House Bill | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. House of Representatives forwarded a bill on Friday that environmental leaders warn would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's abi...

Tell Your City Leaders: Join Call for Action on Climate Crisis

Kassie Siegel | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Kassie Siegel

We've got to get national leaders off the dime. Here's one way: When city leaders speak out, especially in large numbers, Washington tends to listen.

Lucia Graves

White House Doubles Down On Pledge To Defend Clean Air Act | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto legislation that would delay the implementation of certain air quality standards by furt...

GOP Leaders Resume the Worst Attack on Public Health Safeguards in History

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Expanding the clean economy isn't about scoring ideological points for one side or the other. It's about helping the entire nation win.

Obama: Did I Say I'd Restore Science to Its 'Rightful Place?'

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

President Obama pledged to restore science to its rightful place -- but he didn't say just what he thought that rightful place to be.

Weak Environmental Regulations Show Little Faith in U.S. Business

Andrew Winston | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Choosing weaker environmental regulations actually makes our country less competitive and shows amazingly little faith in our business community to innovate.