Scientists advising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on air pollution issues are criticizing EPA higher-ups for ignoring their scientific counsel. Specifically, they are accusing the Bush Administration of excising science from the process the agency uses to determine how clean the air we breathe should be. The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) challenges EPA administrator Stephen L. Johnson.
EPA is expected to release its proposed new standard for ground level ozone by June 20, 2007.
As the summer smog season begins, several sources can help you provide better coverage of this serious health and environmental issue.
Many cities are embarking on coordinated programs designed to significantly increase their tree cover, in order to address issues such as aesthetics, energy use, carbon sequestration, air quality, and stormwater runoff.
On March 29, 2007, EPA finalized the Clean Air Fine Particle Implementation Rule.
A report on the environmental pros and cons of wind power is scheduled to be released April 25, 2007, by the National Academies National Research Council.
Although acknowledging that their calculations are not comprehensive, an advocacy group has concluded that at least 18 states, and possibly 14 others, are significantly undercollecting fees for permitted air pollution.
It's crunch time for developing the successor to the 2002 US Farm Bill, set to expire Sept. 30, 2007. Many of the ingredients that may be blended into the 2007 Farm Bill are now becoming public.Topics on the Beat:
New report examines links between climate change and U.S. transportation.
New U.S. refineries will process crude oil from Canada's Tar Sands, which means that much of the pollution associated with that refining will occur in the lower 48.Region: