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

"Delay in Coal Pollution Rules Took Toll in Lives"

"That it would take more than 20 years for federal regulators to finally propose toxic emissions standards for the power industry is testament to both the slow wheels of bureaucracy and the clout of the nation’s utility and coal interests, which bitterly — and for years, successfully — fought the controls, even as other industries bowed under."

Source: Green/NYT, 03/21/2011

"Health Groups Gird for Fight Over EPA's Power-Plant Toxics Rules"

"With the Obama administration required to put its plan for reducing toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants on the table a week from today, the American Lung Association and other public health groups have started an early push to explain why U.S. EPA shouldn't flinch on the long-delayed rules."

Source: Greenwire, 03/10/2011

"As Ozone Decision Looms, EPA Finds Stronger Science"

"Recent studies suggest that smog-filled air kills more people and causes more breathing problems than previously thought, U.S. EPA scientists say in a new draft paper, but due to a procedural twist, the findings can't be taken into account as Administrator Lisa Jackson decides whether to set stricter limits than the George W. Bush administration chose in 2008."

Source: Greenwire, 03/10/2011

Benefits of Clean Air Act Rules to Reach $2 Trillion a Year, EPA Says

"A two-decade-old crackdown on smog and soot under the Clean Air Act will yield about $2 trillion in annual benefits by 2020, according to a study that was released by U.S. EPA this morning and was touted as proof that the embattled agency's rules are an economic boon for the American people."

Source: Greenwire, 03/02/2011


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