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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.30.12

March 30, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

UPDATES Carbon Pollution Standard: On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first national limits on carbon pollution from new electric power plants. This is an incredibly important step forward to protect American’s health and well-being from the carbon pollution that is driving dangerous climate change. Carbon pollution fuels climate change that raises temperatures and […]

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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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Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

Shaking up Coal, Climate Action Hotline 9.6.11

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Shaking up Coal The earth moved a bit last week when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake marked the opening moments of a meeting hosted by the Sierra Club to discuss coal. Representatives from two dozen national organizations met at a meeting convened at the Sierra Club’s DC office to discuss the organization’s coal strategy and the […]

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Evaluating Ingenuitive Pathways to a Sustainable Future and Other Hot Pubs

Evaluating Ingenuitive Pathways to a Sustainable Future and Other Hot Pubs

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports Truck Fuel Economy Standards: On August 18, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation released a report: “Trucks That Work: How New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards Will Deliver Better, Cleaner, Cheaper-to-Operate Trucks —– and Why it Matters for Truck Owners, Wildlife and the U.S. Economy.” The report focuses on the first ever standards […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.17.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.17.11

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: EPA update: This past week the EPA announced that they will delay issuing a proposal for controlling greenhouse gases from power plants (NSPS) for two months. The proposal is now expected out in late September and the final rule is still expected in May of 2012. Administrator Jackson is expected to deliver a […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 6.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 6.3.11

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Yesterday, UCS released a report: Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution. The report demonstrates how higher temperatures could increase ozone pollution above current levels, and analyzes the potential health consequences of these ozone increases in 2020 and 2050, as well as the economic costs of these health impacts in […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 5.20.11

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES Updates: Boiler Toxics Delay: On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indefinitely delayed crucial health protections designed to reduce public exposure to airborne toxics such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and acid gases by thousands of tons per year. The delay or “stay” puts off the effectiveness of pollution controls for more than 13,000 boilers […]

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