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Five Reasons to Support Gina McCarthy's Nomination to Lead the EPA

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Gina McCarthy has been tapped to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and given her track record of protecting America's families from toxic pollution, her confirmation will help us all breathe easier.

Sequester Dirties the Air

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The average American may not be aware of how these sequester cuts will impact the air that they breathe. Perhaps, most surprising to them, would be how the affected programs that reduce air pollution will shape the state of national health for everyone.

Good News in the Fight Against Bad Air

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Later this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to adopt stricter limits on exposure to one of the leading sources of poor air quality: soot.

Outdated Soot Standards Pose Serious Public Health Threat

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.29.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

The Obama Administration is on the verge of finalizing its long-awaited update to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter. Knowing how many lives could be saved, it is simply unconscionable to ignore the facts.

Soot: Filthy and Sickening

Dominique Browning | Posted 12.26.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

People everywhere have a sacred right to clean air. Let's make sure we protect that right here at home and our children will breathe easier.

Fighting Climate Change and Air Pollution With One Swat

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

You may hear it called black carbon or even elemental carbon. Scientists getting technical will call it the "light-absorbing part of particles suspended in the atmosphere." Let's just keep it simple and call it soot.

The Republican Fight for Dirtier Air

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Republicans are right, of course: cleaning up the air can be expensive. But as president Obama -- and even Mitt Romney in his better moments -- must realize, it is not nearly so costly as failing to act.

Dirty, Deadly Soot

Liza Donnelly | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Recently, I learned about a new type of dirt that is particularly harmful to children. It's called soot.

New Soot Pollution Standard Benefits Americans, Saves Lives

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

What's more, soot pollution is also the cause of hazy views in our national parks. Asthma and you can't even enjoy the iconic views in places like the Grand Canyon or the Great Smoky Mountains? Come on.

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

'Green News Report' - January 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: White Hou...

'Green News Report' - January 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The owner...

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.

An EPA Potboiler: Clean Air Retreat?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?

If You and I Have to Clean Up Our Garbage, Shouldn't Polluters Who Trash Our Air?

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Recently, the EPA announced that cement companies will have to clean up high levels of mercury, soot, and smog coming from their plants. Like most EPA efforts, this initiative drew industry ire.