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Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

Article: Court Overturns Illegal Bush-era Soot Pollution Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2009 (ENS) – A federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that Bush-era clean air standards were insufficient, sending them back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be rewritten in a way that will better protect public health. The court decided that the Bush EPA had acted illegally in issuing weak air…

Environmental Groups Petition to Overturn EPA Ozone Standard

Article: Environmental Groups Petition to Overturn EPA Ozone Standard

WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2008 (ENS) – Health and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to adopt stronger standards for ground-level ozone proposed by the agency’s own scientists. The American Lung Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Appalachian Mountain…

Breathing in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Can Be Hazardous

Article: Breathing in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Can Be Hazardous

WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – One out of every 10 people in the United States lives in an area with unhealthful levels of all three types of air pollution tracked by the new American Lung Association State of the Air report – ozone, short-term particle pollution and year-round particle pollution. Published today, the…

But What About Outdoor Air Pollution?

Article: But What About Outdoor Air Pollution?

If you’ve read the previous three posts this week, you know all about the poor air quality that many of us are surrounded by in our homes [www.sundance.tv] and cars, but what’s the state of the outside air? A quick survey of the past few years will show that, like many things where the private…