cross-state clean air directive News

  • “Clean air for all - all for clean air”

    Ladies and Gentlemen, “Clean air for all - all for clean air”. This sounds like the slogan of the three musketeers'. Perhaps this should be expected here, in the country of Alexandre Dumas. Bravo! The theme of this panel nicely summarises the ‘essentials’ to successfully addressing one of the most important health and environment challenges we face today: …. ...

  • How clean is Europe’s air?

    Particulate matter and ground-level ozone remain important air pollutants in Europe. Despite improvements due to EU legislation, they continue to have a heavy toll on human health especially in southern and eastern Europe. Two reports released this week by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shed light on Europe’s air quality. One in four Europeans endured many days of frequent and high ...

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Hyundai`s clean air commitment

    As part of its environmental goal to help clean the air we breathe today and into the future, Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. today announced the Clean Air Commitment - a financial top-up of up to $1,000 on the federal government’s scrappage program whose aim is to get the oldest, worst-polluting vehicles off the road and encourage Canadians to select more sustainable transportation alternatives. While ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Particulates, Smog Targeted in European Clean Air Strategy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2005 (ENS) - The European Commission Wednesday proposed a formal strategy for achieving improvements in air quality across Europe. The thematic strategy on air pollution aims by 2020 to cut the annual number of premature deaths from diseases related to air pollution by almost 40 percent from the 2000 level and to reduce the area of forests damaged by airborne ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • New Clean Air Techniques for Carbon Fiber Processes

    As a material, carbon fiber has fundamentally changed many of the products we use every day, making them lighter, stronger and more durable. The manufacturing process is typically unique to each supplier and it can be as complex as the fiber molecules themselves. Equally as challenging are the air pollution control systems used on the production equipment. This year, two institutions on opposite ...

  • EPA announces millions in grants to clean air projects in San Joaquin Valley

    U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today announced $5 million in funding that will pay for cleaner locomotives throughout the San Joaquin Valley, including a state-of-the art locomotive operating between the Port of Stockton and Lodi. EPA and its partners in the valley, the California Air Resources Board and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District made the announcement ...

  • Federal Court rules clean air, wildlife, quiet must come first

    A federal court ruled this week that the Bush Administration’s decision authorizing snowmobile use in Yellowstone National Park violates the fundamental legal responsibility of the National Park Service to protect the clean air, wildlife, and natural quiet of national parks, including Yellowstone, for the benefit of all visitors. The court found that the Administration authorized snowmobile use ...

  • Trucking Industry sues to stall Southern California clean air plans

    In an effort that, if successful, will damage and delay port commerce and development, the American Trucking Association filed suit today against the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, attempting to block a clean trucks plan both ports are planning to implement as of October 1, 2008. Plans adopted by both ports to replace 16,000 dirty, diesel-polluting trucks will provide significant clean air ...

  • New policy package to clean up Europe`s air

    The human toll for poor air quality is worse than for road traffic accidents, making it the number one environmental cause of premature death in the EU. It also impacts the quality of life due to asthma or respiratory problems. The Commission is responding with new measures to reduce air pollution, adopted pm December 18. The clean air policy package updates existing legislation and further ...

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2009 – Focus on `Air Quality Control & Emissions Protection`: Mission `Clean Air` forges ahead

    Air quality control is one of the success stories of European environmental policy. Ever fewer air pollutants are being released into the atmosphere from power stations, waste incineration plants,industrial processes. But this is no reason to sitback. Environmental policy is still focussing above all on nitrogen compounds such as NOx and ammonia as well as particulate matter and ground-level ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • 8 states release action plan to promote clean cars

    Eight states on the East and West coasts released a plan Thursday for working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025. The so-called "action plan" follows last year's memorandum of understanding announced by the governors of the states, including California and New York. The other states in the pact are Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, Connecticut, Rhode ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA landmark clean air act settlement with tva to modernize coal-fired power plants and promote clean energy investments / state-of-the-art pollution controls and clean energy technology to provide up to $27 billion in annual health benefits

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at 11 of its coal-fired plants in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The settlement will require TVA to invest a TVA estimated $3 to $5 billion on new and upgraded state-of-the-art pollution controls that will prevent approximately 1,200 ...

  • EPA Proposes Measures to Address Direct Emissions of Fine Particulates

    EPA is proposing options for calculating key program elements for implementing the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program for fine particle pollution in areas that meet clean air standards. Fine particle pollution can aggravate heart and lung diseases and has been associated with premature death and a variety of serious health problems including heart attacks, chronic bronchitis ...

  • EPA Strategic Plan Charts Direction for Next Four Years

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2014 to 2018 Strategic Plan today, which provides a blueprint for advancing EPA’s mission to protect public health and the environment across the country. The plan envisions a new era of partnerships with state and local governments, tribes, federal agencies, businesses, and industry leaders to achieve environmental ...

  • Jose Font Selected to Direct EPA’s Caribbean Environmental Protection Division

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Jose Font has been selected to lead the EPA’s Caribbean Environmental Protection Division, covering Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The division serves as the primary liaison on environmental issues and problems with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Territory of the Virgin Islands governments, as well as with the ...

  • TODAY: EPA`s Office of Air and Radiation to Hold Media Call on Clean Power Plan

    Today at 2:30 p.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Janet McCabe, will hold a press call on the proposed Clean Power Plan. At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, EPA released the proposed Clean Power Plan in June 2014, which for the first time seeks to cut carbon pollution ...

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