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Clean Air is No Joke, Hotline 6.18.12

Clean Air is No Joke, Hotline 6.18.12

June 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Clean Air is No Joke Kids at Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church create their own “comment cards” to send to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. (Photo credit: Jeannie McKinney, SACE)   Question: what happens when an organization of health professionals, African American ministers, environmental advocates and two dozen kids walk into a bar church? Sounds […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.18.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.18.12

May 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The Gasoline Regulations Act (H.R. 4471), which we are calling the Gutting Air Standards Protection (GASP) Act, passed the full Energy and Commerce Committee on May 17. This bill would do nothing about high gas prices but would block several clean air standards and gut the Clean Air Act’s health-based approach to […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.11.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.11.12

May 11, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES Congress: House The House has begun voting on FY2013 appropriations bills to provide the federal governments’ annual funding, but the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill, which includes funding for Clean Air Act activities, may be too controversial to come to the House floor this year and may instead be rolled into an omnibus appropriations bill late […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.1.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.1.12

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Congressional Update: Senate Starting this week, the Senate is considering amendments to the Surface Transportation Act, S. 1813.  Senator Collins (R-ME) is seeking to offer an amendment—completely unrelated to transportation—that would block EPA’s standards to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollutants from industrial boilers and incinerators. The amendment is similar to her bill, […]

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Good News with the Bad, Hotline 12.19.11

Good News with the Bad, Hotline 12.19.11

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The good new is that House and Senate finally passed the more than $1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill Thursday night and most of the egregious attacks on public health and the environment were left out. However, there were some notable dirty riders such as a step backward by repealing energy efficiency standards for light bulbs. Unfortunately, this bill also included provisions for exempting Arctic drilling from critical Clean Air Act standards which is not only bad for the environment but also the wrong way to legislate decisions like those.

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Clean Air Act Digest, 9.30.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 9.30.11

October 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

UPDATES House: The TRAIN Act: The TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401)—the most deadly bill on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s Pollution Plan— was brought to the House floor last Friday (9/23).  The bill repeals the more protective smog and soot limits in the EPA’s “Cross State Air Pollution Rule” and blocks adoption of the mercury and air toxics standards, […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 8.5.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 8.5.11

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES House Interior and Environment Appropriations: The FY2012 Interior and Environment appropriations bill (H.R. 2584) was debated on the House floor last week. The base bill contained dozens of policy riders that would put our nation’s air and water at risk and during the committee mark up, the bill was further loaded down by amendments […]

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Climate Action Hotline, 7.25.11

Climate Action Hotline, 7.25.11

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director July 25, 2011 Image courtesy of: Devin Dobbins-McCarthy From the delivery of more than 639,000 comments in support of strong mercury safeguards to the legislative efforts to cut climate funding and block life saving clean air standards, it was a week of contradictions as intense as the record high temperatures brought […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.15.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.15.11

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: House: Appropriations Committee: This past Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2012 Environment and Interior appropriations bill.   The base bill contained dozens of policy riders that would put our nation’s air and water at risk; during the mark up, the bill was further loaded down by amendments that will imperil the quality […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 7.8.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 7.8.11

July 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Environmental Protection Agency: Final Air Transport Rule: Yesterday, EPA announced the finalized Cross-State Air Pollution Rule , which protects over 240 million Americans from deadly power plant air pollution by reducing emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that cross state lines and worsen air quality in downwind states.  The rule […]

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