Air

Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Diesel Program Cutting Emissions, But Funding To Be Slashed"

"More than 50,000 high-polluting diesel engines have been cleaned up or removed from U.S. roads in a federal program designed to reduce smog and greenhouse gases, according to a new Environmental Protection Agency report to Congress. While industry and environmental officials call the program a landmark success, it is now threatened with a 70 percent cut in funding under the Obama Administration’s new budget."

Source: EHN, 05/01/2013

"Chemicals on Federal Radar Pervasive in Chicago Air"

"On the brink of federal regulatory review, chemicals in deodorants, lotions and conditioners are showing up in Chicago’s air at levels that scientists call alarming. The airborne compounds – cyclic siloxanes – are traveling to places as far as the Arctic, and can be toxic to aquatic life. “These chemicals are just everywhere,” said Keri Hornbuckle, an engineering professor at the University of Iowa. "

Source: EHN, 04/30/2013
June 11, 2013 to July 16, 2013

ELI Summer School Series 2013

These seven FREE training sessions on environmental law are open to the public. Topics include NEPA, CAA, CWA, Land Use, Hazardous Waste, and Product Safety. Attend at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC or via teleconference.

Small Cuts In EPA Air Grants Mean Big Headache for State Regulators

"At a glance, U.S. EPA's plan to cut an $11.5 million grant program in an effort to meet the sequestration mandate doesn't look like much given the agency's $8.5 billion budget. But that's a lot of money to state and local air regulators who have been counting on it."

Source: Greenwire, 04/25/2013

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