Post Tagged with: "air pollution"

A haze of smog covers Over-the-Rhine looking southeast from Fairview Park in July 2010.
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Not all good news on air quality

CINCINNATI — “I’m glad to know that Cincinnati’s air quality has improved, in terms of ozone pollution (“More local lung news: Our air is getting better” May 4) We should celebrate a decline from 15th to 23rd worst in the American Lung Association’s estimation. Your story, however, omits the fact […]

Citizens rally to support clean air
Coal / Energy

Citizens rally to support clean air

CINCINNATI —  Cincinnati area residents in support of clean air and carbon pollution reduction took their message to Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati today.  Members of the Sierra Club and Ohio Citizen Action were on the square promoting the benefits of clean air to locals residents, and urging people to […]

Ohio Citizen Action and eight other groups sue EPA on air toxics rules
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Ohio Citizen Action and eight other groups sue EPA on air toxics rules

CLEVELAND — On February 3, 2014, Ohio Citizen Action and eight other groups filed a notice of intent to sue U.S. EPA for failure to update air pollution rules for more than 30 categories of industrial polluters. U.S. EPA has missed the deadlines set by the Clean Air Act to […]

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny
Coal / Energy

We don’t have to choose between jobs and environment: Michael J. Piepsny

CLEVELAND — “The proposed EPA standards require power plants to emit fewer greenhouse gases into the air when they operate. Simply, this means power plants will be built or retrofitted to be cleaner/more energy-efficient than current plants. This requirement will help reduce the costs of pollution-related illness and spur the […]

Help kids breathe easier this summer
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Help kids breathe easier this summer

Help Us Close Gavin from SVS Mediaworks on Vimeo. Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund kicked off a new campaign August 1 to help kids breathe easier this summer. The goal is to raise $10,000 by August 27,in order to continue work to prevent coal ash spills into Ohio’s drinking water […]

The Supreme Court has reversed a lower-court ruling on EPA rules to cut power-plant pollution.(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Coal / Energy

Supreme Court revives major EPA air-pollution rule

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Supreme Court has reinstated a major EPA rule to curb soot- and smog-forming power-plant pollution that crosses state lines and damages air quality in the Eastern United States. Tuesday’s 6-2 ruling arrives two weeks after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit […]

This map from U.S. EPA shows monitoring sites for criteria pollutants. Map courtesy U.S. EPA.
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Air pollution: Oil and gas boom, budget woes strain EPA’s monitoring network

WASHINGTON, DC — “Utah physician Brian Moench is worried. There’s only anecdotal evidence so far, but Moench maintains that oil and gas drilling in the Uinta Basin that straddles Utah and Colorado is almost certainly causing health problems for residents, including increased infant mortality. ‘If you’re going to expose a […]

Soot patrol
Coal / Energy

Soot patrol

AKRON — “When Congress approved and then renewed the Clean Air Act, it placed the priority on public health. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has the job of ensuring the law fulfills its purpose. Thus, armed with scientific studies and court rulings, the agency announced last week a new standard […]

EPA to tighten soot rules by 20 percent
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EPA to tighten soot rules by 20 percent

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Environmental Protection Agency will tighten the nation’s soot standardsby 20 percent Friday, a move that will force communities across the country to improve air quality by the end of the decade while making it harder for some industries to expand operations without strict pollution controls. The […]

US EPA seeks rehearing of DC Circuit panel ruling against Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
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US EPA seeks rehearing of DC Circuit panel ruling against Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

WASHINGTON, DC — “The US Environmental Protection Agency on Friday asked a federal court to rehear its case for the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule after a three-judge panel this summer issued a split decision vacating the regulation, which is aimed at cutting interstate emissions from coal-fired power plants. The EPA […]