Post Tagged with: "air pollution"

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
AEP / Coal / Energy

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.
Hydraulic Fracturing

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
Energy

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
Coal / Energy

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 […]

Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results

EAST LIVERPOOL — “A couple of years ago the EPA sent out a report known as the Ohio Air Toxics report that showed air manganese concentration in different areas across the state. Of all those areas, East Liverpool and the surrounding area had three of the highest levels in the […]

Bad buckeye air
Coal / Energy

Bad buckeye air

TOLEDO —”Ohio’s energy future must become a more prominent issue in this year’s political campaigns, given its role as a key swing state. Ohio also is a battleground for the nation’s energy-policy debate, considering its proximity to the Great Lakes. The lakes get most of their pollution from toxic air […]

Valley chokes on air; Doctor says drilling only making it worse
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Valley chokes on air; Doctor says drilling only making it worse

TRIADELPHIA, WV  — “During his 30 years practicing medicine in the Wheeling area, Dr. Michael Blatt has routinely treated patients for asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease and other respiratory problems. Blatt believes the natural gas drilling sites and compressor stations scattered throughout the region are going to contribute to more […]