clean air agency Articles

  • Stakeholder Perspectives on the Clean Air Interstate and the Clean Air Mercury Rules

    In a follow-up to last month’s detailed overviews of the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR), this month EM presents perspectives on the two rules from representatives of a range of stakeholders, including EPA, the states, the regulated community, and the environmental community. Last month, EM featured detailed overviews of two major air quality regulations ...

  • A Decade of Environmental Progress

    Times change, and so has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our overall goal is the same clean air, clean water, clean land. But we're a different agency than we were 10 years ago. A new emphasis on innovation has changed the way we think and operate, leading to real environmental improvements and real reductions in costs. Regulatory programs are still the essential core of our ...

  • What U.S. environmental protection agency greenhouse gas regulation changes mean to you

    There is an upside for forward-thinking manufacturers regarding EPA blueprint for the way state and local regulatory agencies use the Clean Air Act permitting process to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency blueprint for the way state and local regulatory agencies use the Clean Air Act permit process to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in ...

  • Affordable new compost technology provides in-vessel levels of gas emission and odor control

    Increasingly stringent air-emission regulations and demands to better control odors has put an economic strain on industries that recycle large amounts of organic materials, such as compost facilities, dairies, and feedlots. ECS has recently introduced an affordable composting technology to greatly improve facility compliance and odor control. This technology is the AC Composter. Air Quality ...

  • The circle game

    In 1970, the same year that Joni Mitchell released an album with the song The Circle Game, the United States laid the foundation for a national effort to control air pollution through the passage of the first modern Clean Air Act (CAA) and ...

  • The Asbestos Debacle

    Society and industry are diligently working to find better solutions through waste reduction, recycling and reuse, but what is the plan for hazardous materials, such as asbestos, in buildings and property? Known as the miracle mineral, asbestos was used for its resiliency against chemical attack and its excellent tensile strength and superior fire-proofing characteristics. The material was used ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Cruise ship discharge assessment report

    Cruise ships operate in every ocean worldwide, often in pristine coastal waters and sensitive marine ecosystems. Cruise ship operators provide amenities to their passengers that are similar to those of luxury resort hotels, including pools, hair salons, restaurants, and dry cleaners. As a result, cruise ships have the potential to generate wastes similar in volume and character to those generated ...

  • Water is a key concern on Earth Day 2017

    Although the official focus of this year’s Earth Day is environmental and climate literacy, water is still very much a key concern for participants holding events across the United States — and around the world. A need for clean water for future generations was the impetus for the original event, and the need to protect water is no less important today. Earth Day was established in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Legal lookout: epa grants california ghg waiver request

    EPA's decision to grant California's request for a waiver, thus allowing the state to set separate air quality standards, should indicate plans for more such movements in the future. Oh what a difference a new administration makes! On June 30, 2009, EPA reversed its controversial Feb. 29, 2008, denial of California’s waiver request for its greenhouse gas (GHG) program for new motor vehicles.[1] ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Role of SIPs in Achieving Better Air Quality

    Untitled Document For more than 30 years, attaining the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • 5 Reasons why it’s (still) important to reduce fugitive methane emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report. Using new data and information, the EPA lowered its estimate of fugitive methane emissions from natural gas ...

  • The Time-Value of bioCycle

    BIOCYCLE’S 50th anniversary party in San Diego provides a perfect opportunity to write about the enormous contributions that have been made over the last five decades. Thinking about all the forward progress in organics utilization since 1960, I am humbled by the BioCycle legacy. To really appreciate the enormity of the biological utilization challenge 50 years ago, we need to reflect on what was ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • EPA compliance - Refrigerant Management

    Everyone's Responsibility Today, the environment is everyone's responsibility. Are you taking an active part to keep it clean? We've all heard about the ozone layer. Ozone depletion in the atmosphere has become an increasing problem ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

    A Dutch court recently ruled that greenhouse gas reduction is a state obligation. Here’s what that could mean for the rest of the world. On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. This marks the first time the issue has been legally declared a state ...


    By Ensia

  • Divestiture is nothing but a distraction

    Feel-good measures that have no effect on actual greenhouse-gas production are a diversion from the critical actions we must take before it is too late. As a college president and chemist, I have worked throughout my career in areas connected to climate change. As an educator, I have written chemistry textbooks and regularly teach courses in which the most urgent issue is climate change. ...


    By Ensia

  • Are countries legally required to protect their citizens from climate change?

    On June 24, 2015, a court in The Hague ordered the Dutch government to act faster in its duty to protect its citizens against the effects of climate change. (See GLOBE-Net article “Dutch government ordered to cut back emissions“) This marks the first time the issue has been ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Expert Interview: Pushing Air Pollution Control Technology Forward

    Catalytic Products International has a rich history of innovation and expertise in the field of air pollution control technology, as well as a goal of providing our customers with the knowledge that will help them meet their air pollution control needs. As part of our ongoing series of blogs in which we interview members of ...

  • Selected publications by IVU Umwelt staff in English

    Diegmann, V.: Modeling PM2.5 hot-spot concentrations in practical applications from a consultant's view. Workshop "Measurements and Modelling of PM2.5 in Europe", 23.-24.4.2009 in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Organizers: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). 2009.Diegmann, V.; Gäßler, G.: Air Quality Management - From Traffic Management to Environmental Traffic Management. Abstracts ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • The Role of Natural Gas in a Low-Carbon Energy Economy*

    Growing estimates of natural gas resources, including a new category of 'unconventional' gas, suggest that accessible supplies of this least carbon-intensive of the fossil fuels may be far more abundant than previously assumed. This unexpected development creates opportunities for deploying natural gas in a variety of sectors—including power generation, industry, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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