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Ozone Pollution

Obama Administration Releases Final Ozone Rule, Pleasing No One

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency released a contentious and long-awaited new limit on ozone pollution Thursday, and it's not likely ...

Americans Want Stricter Smog Standards

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

When you separate the scientific truth from the polluter's fiction, it clear that we don't have to choose between healthy communities and a healthy economy - we can have both.

Oil Industry Gets Help On Undermining Ozone Standards From A Well-Informed Source

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to lower limits on ozone pollution has been fraught with controversy. But opponents of l...

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.

Kate Sheppard

Stonger Smog Rules May Be Controversial, But They're Necessary, Says EPA Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New rules limiting smog may be "controversial," but they are among the administration's top priorities, according to Environmental Prote...

New Ozone Standards Will Save Lives, Protect Health

Harold Wimmer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Harold Wimmer

The current ozone standard of 75 parts per billion is based on outdated science and is too weak to offer adequate public health protection. That is why the American Lung Association, along with hundreds of volunteers and notable health experts, is urging the EPA to adopt a stronger, more protective standard of 60 parts per billion.

Kate Sheppard

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Save 3,500 Lives Per Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Save the planet, save lives? A study released Tuesday says reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to curb glo...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Science Advisers Call For Stronger Smog Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect ...

Federal Court Upholds Bush-Era Smog Standard

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — A federal court on Tuesday upheld a 2008 air pollution standard the Obama administration vowed to strengthen, but later reversed it...

Joanna Zelman

U.S. Cities Ranked By Air Pollution Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green

More than 127 million Americans -- about 41 percent of the country -- still suffer from pollution levels that can make breathing dangerous, according ...

Asia Ozone Pollution Making Its Way To U.S., Study Finds

McClatchy | Les Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new study further bolsters concerns that pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean from China and other rapidly developing Asian nati...