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Clean Air

Remembering Dr. King's Dream and the Importance of Environmental Justice for All

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 03.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

On this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I share my dream, that clean air and safe food and water be available to everyone without distinction. Only then will we have true equality.

Earth Seeks Clean Air, Organic Food and Green Living Inhabitants

Margaret Cochran, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green
Margaret Cochran, Ph.D.

There are a few basic and powerful steps that can improve your life, your health and the health of our planet more rapidly than you might think:

At Last!

Margie Alt | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Margie Alt

For the first time in American history, the President and his EPA have committed to protecting our families from harmful mercury pollution from power plants.

It's Time To Clear The Air: EPA's Clean Air Rules Save Lives

Jerome Bettis | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Jerome Bettis

Any attempt to block or delay implementation of the Toxics Rule is an assault on public health. It's time to stop allowing special interests to run interference on rules that will benefit our country.

The Mercury Moment

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

Coal-fired power plants and the pollution they produce are the number one threat to our public health and the environment. This is not an issue of jobs versus the environment. It's an issue of the American people's public health versus a narrow special interest.

Inflicting Unnecessary Pain on America's Families

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Why would House Republicans attach environmental rollbacks and hold hostage a vital payroll tax legislation which will help the economy and millions of Americans? The sad truth is that they must be putting special interests first.

Why is Congress Making a Bad Situation Worse?

Bill Meadows | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

The House Republican leadership is wading into dangerous waters by trying to sneak these dangerous riders into badly needed funding legislation, threatening to shutter the government if they don't get their way.

Giving Thanks for Regulations

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

I'm not against domestic natural gas development, but it can and must be done sustainably, because one thing that all environmental degradation has in common, regardless of nationality, is that it is far costlier to clean up a mess than to prevent one. In other words, regulation saves money.

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."

Clean Air and Clean Energy Successes -- and Some Rap

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Creative, internet-based videos are no longer something reserved for major corporations to promote products; we're now using this type of media to promote issues that the public cares about.

Nature Lessons From Vermont

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.18.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Observing the rolling fields, horses and cows, undisturbed acres of rocks and trees, I felt particularly protective of what the earth offers us -- and what we need to do to defend it.

How Can Anyone Be Against Clean Air?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Recently, a misguided political movement, has launched a full-on assault on America's environmental and public health safeguards. And it's got clean air protections square in its crosshairs.

New Smog Standards Will Prevent Respiratory Illness, but Polluters Don't Want to Clean Up Their Mess

Peter Lehner | Posted 10.10.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's true that businesses will have to pay to reduce their smog pollution. It is also true that the costs of reducing pollution are routinely dwarfed by the value.

Clean Air and the Baby Carriage

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Children. They are vulnerable. They are innocent. They are the future. Perhaps that is why the American Lung Association has tapped into an iconic image to speak to the public about the need to fight for clean air.

Personal Responsibility and the Fight for Clean Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Instead of people just shaking their heads and sighing, "Well, what can I do?"... The answer is simple. Take a proactive step. The window of opportunity to send a comment of support to the E.P.A. is drawing to a close. August 4th to be exact.

Upping the Ante

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

This energy and environment spending bill contains more than three dozen anti-environment policy measures that have absolutely no place in a budget measure.

Small Business Owners Speak Out On Clean Air Act

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Clean air, gas-sipping automobiles, green energy technology and the rules that promote them are good for public health and the economy. That was the m...

Clearing the Air: 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Toxins and Stay Healthy

Beth Greer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Beth Greer

It is common sense to believe that the more chemicals you are exposed to, the more likely you will eventually be negatively affected by them. Here are some easy and effective ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals in your home and minimize your risk of getting sick.

Do Americans Really Have to Choose between Health and Energy?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a member of the Mom's Clean Air Force, this is the second hearing that I have monitored to see where our elected officials are coming down on the issue of supporting non-toxic air.

Lucia Graves

EPA Unveils New Standards For Coal-Fired Power Plants | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Thursday for coal-fired power plants to help curb the air pollution that has mar...

12 Ways To Keep Your Lungs Strong And Healthy | Anne Harding | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living

If you take good care of your lungs, they can last a lifetime. "The lungs are very durable if they're not attacked from the outside," says Norman ...

The Struggle for Change: Activism vs. Cynicism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.21.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Mercury is poisoning both our air and our water -- big time. Even if you don't live right near a coal plant, the wind drifts. There's too much at stake.

Would You Dress Like Lady Gaga for Cleaner Air?

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 07.21.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

A new Gaga-esque dress, equipped with a built-in air purification system, might be the perfect solution to car exhaust, ozone, toxic chemicals and other pollution dirtying our air.

David Cameron's Claims to Be a "Green" Prime Minister Go Up in Flames

Johann Hari | Posted 07.14.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

You certainly wouldn't have expected Cameron's latest plan. He has decided to convert us to a new energy source that seems, in the U.S., to have released cancer-causing chemicals and radiation into the water supply.

Senator Brown Tries to Distract From the Real Issue

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Whether Scott Brown acknowledges it or not, blocking the EPA from updating clean air standards would make some kids sicker. There is no arguing that point.