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  • Japanese enforcement of air pollution law

    The Ministry of the Environment released a report on the enforcement status of the Air Pollution Control Law (hereinafter referred to as 'the Law') for FY 2006.  1. Purpose of the survey - The purpose of the survey is to acquire basic data for air pollution control administration by determining the current enforcement status of the Law. The collected information included the number of ...

  • State Air Pollution Officials Urge National Climate Law

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (ENS) - The professional association of state and local air pollution control officials this week took aim at global warming. At its spring membership meeting in Louisville, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies formally adopted a statement calling on Congress to 'promptly enact a mandatory economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction program with ...

  • Diesel machines law will cause more pollution and health problems

    Large diesel-powered equipment that emits black carbon and contributes to climate change and air pollution will not have to limit emissions of ultrafine particulate matter (PM) under a new law proposed by the European Commission today. Transport & Environment said the law would encourage the use of ...

  • California Praised for Approving Climate Law Plan to Cut Pollution

    Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) praised California's Air Resources Board (CARB) for approving a blueprint today for reducing climate change pollution that complements new state and federal actions designed to improve air quality. California's plan will work alongside other public health rules, including ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • Big Polluters Trying Again to Derail California’s Successful Clean Energy Law

    On the eve of America’s Independence Day, a California lawmaker is making a Big Oil-backed move to block the next critical step in slashing emissions under California’s successful clean energy program by trying to get a three-year exemption from the state’s cap on carbon pollution. Using a procedure known as a “gut and amend,” Assemblyman Henry Perea dropped new text ...

  • 1661 air pollution essay republished

    Environmental Protection UK has re-published 'Fumifugium': John Evelyn's 1661 essay on air pollution in London. Evelyn's old English text has been translated into modern English, with a new foreword and extensive footnotes linking Fumifugium to our modern air pollution issues. It has been given a fresh, modern design and is available to download or view online as an eBook. Evelyn was a 17th ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Controlling Air Pollution - Predictions for 2008

    CleanAIR Systems, a leader in emissions control technology, has drawn upon their daily interaction with regulatory standards, original equipment manufacturers and businesses using air pollution control products, to forecast their “Air Pollution Control - Predictions for 2008”. The issue of air pollution and how to control it was a hot topic in 2007, particularly with climate change and ...


  • The green arm of the law

    The US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) has mounted a new Web tool to enlist the help of the public and other law enforcement agencies in tracking down fugitives accused of violating environmental laws and evading arrest. 'Putting this information on the EPA’s Web site will increase the number of ’eyes’ looking for environmental fugitives,' said Granta Y. Nakayama, assistant administrator ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Putting clean air laws in to practice – report shows potential for improvement

    Air-related legislation in the EU aims to protect human health and the environment from pollution. But this legislation is not always fully implemented. Bridging this gap is the subject of a new publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report is the result of collaboration between the EEA, the European Commission and 12 cities which participated in the Air ...

  • Cottonwood, Idaho paving and asphalt company violates federal clean air laws

    Valley Paving & Asphalt, Inc. operated asphalt mixing equipment on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho and released air pollutants without an authorized Clean Air Act permit, according to a settlement between the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company is based in Cottonwood, Idaho. “The law requires companies that produce air pollution get the proper permits ...

  • Oregon Door Company settles for violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations

    Oregon Door Company, based in Dillard, Oregon, settled violations of federal air laws and reporting regulations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice. The violations were associated with the company’s emissions and reporting of toluene, a solvent for paints and stains. Toluene is a hazardous air pollutant and its release is ...

  • US clean air mercury law will `significantly` impact on power plants

    When the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) was vacated by a Federal Court last month, it set in motion a number of activities which will significantly impact the power plants and the suppliers.  Decisions already made must be reviewed and flexibility initiated to cope with the uncertainties. Since many expensive projects are underway, and since it may be months or years before a clear federal ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA Proposes to Ignore Oil Refinery Air Pollution

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 24, 2007 (ENS) - A recent analysis by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, on the risks from air toxics emitted from petroleum refineries found that the risks to human health and the environment are low enough that no further controls are warranted, the agency said Thursday. The EPA analyzed the petroleum refinery emissions as part of a Clean Air ...

  • Ohio Plant Fined $750,000 for Air Pollution Violations

    Company Also to Cut Future Emissions Washington, D.C. - A Cincinnati-area nitric acid production facility will pay $750,000 in civil penalties to settle violations of the New Source Review (NSR) provisions of the Clean Air Act uncovered by EPA. The parent companies also agreed to install state-of-the-art pollution control equipment at the facility that will reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) ...

  • New tool calculates air pollution from shipping

    Shipping emits considerable amounts of air pollutants which affect the climate, the natural environment and human health. In collaboration with the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), SMHI has developed a new system for calculating emissions from shipping. Knowledge of these has previously been very limited. Shipping is undoubtedly the most significant source of sulphur emissions, as well as ...

  • Court rejects Bush administration air pollution waivers

    A federal appeals court has rejected Bush administration rules that allowed major power plants and factories to emit uncontrolled pollution into the air in cities that already have severely polluted air.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found the Environmental Protection Agency rules illegally let plants buy rights to pollute – sometimes from plants hundreds of miles away – ...

  • Research to address health impact of indoor air pollution

    Research will be launched to evaluate the health impact of indoor air pollution in urban public spaces by the International Ecological Economy Promotion Association (IEEPA), announced Li Junyang, secretary-general of the IEEPA, at a seminar in Beijing on July 24, 2016. The seminar was held to solicit opinions on the research from experts in government departments and universities as ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Many Europeans still exposed to harmful air pollutants

    Almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM). Particulate matter is one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants which cause acidification, but a new report published ...

  • Many Europeans still exposed to harmful air pollutants

    Almost a third of Europe's city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM), one of the most important pollutants in terms of harm to human health as it penetrates sensitive parts of the respiratory system. The EU has made progress over the past decades to reduce the air pollutants which cause acidification, but a new report published today by the European ...

  • Suit challenges legality of air credits to SoCal polluters

    On the heels of a court victory exposing efforts to create new air pollution credits with a sub-par environmental review, a coalition of health, community and environmental justice groups sued the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) today. AQMD’s data confirms the air district doled out invalid pollution credits during the last 17 years to polluting facilities and energy companies ...

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