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  • 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 ...

  • Degreasers to Cut Air Toxics Emissions

    Approximately 50 of the largest degreasing facilities will reduce air toxics emissions under tighter EPA standards that will prevent an additional 1,700 tons of solvent emissions and save the industry more than $1 million per year. Degreasers, also known as the halogenated solvent cleaning industry, use solvents to remove soils such as grease, oils, waxes, carbon deposits and tars from metal, ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Need for Accredited Air Emissions Testing Bodies

    Effective January 2012, all source testing at sources regulated under 40CFR Part 75 must be performed by organizations complying with the ASTM D7036 standard, 'Standard Practice for Competence of Air Emission Testing Bodies' (AETBs). Owners and operators of many regulated facilities are already requiring compliance (and accreditation) with the standard, in anticipation of the expansion of this ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues to Reduce Air Pollution Emissions in Advance of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    The most comprehensive analysis to date on U.S. power plant air pollution emissions shows that most of the nation’s largest electric utilities have seen significant reductions in global warming pollution in recent years. The report’s release comes as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to finalize the Clean Power Plan to further reduce that pollution. ...


    By Ceres

  • Clearing the air – the EPA fight for Plan B

    The not unexpected inability of the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation last year has shifted the emphasis for emissions reduction controls to a patchwork of existing legal authorities focused primarily in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While the battle lines over the regulation of GHG emissions have been drawn in the U.S., the spillover effect in Canada ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Voters Overwhelmingly Support EPA Air Pollution Rules

    A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress' anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA's new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants.  Two-thirds of the respondents – 67 percent – oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air pollution ...


    By Ceres

  • Voters overwhelmingly support EPA air pollution rules

    A new, nationwide poll shows that by a wide margin, voters of both political parties and in all regions of the U.S. disagree with Congress’ anti-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agenda and support the EPA’s new rules to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Two-thirds of the respondents – 67 percent – oppose Congress delaying implementation of the air ...

  • EPA’s Office of Inspector General Orders New Ethanol Emissions Study

    In a memorandum dated October 15, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) stated that it plans to begin preliminary research on the lifecycle impacts of EPA’s ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • States, Enviros Sue EPA Over Cement Factory Emissions

    ALBANY, New York (ENS) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today announced a multi-state legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, for adopting a rule that refuses to regulate mercury and other pollutants from existing portland cement plants. The states seek to have a federal court overturn the rule by finding that it violates the Clean Air Act. A ...

  • EPA proposes first national reporting on greenhouse gas emissions

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first comprehensive national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases produced by major sources in the United States.  “Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Through this new reporting, we will have ...

  • EPA Updates Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state. Greenhouse gases are the primary driver of climate change, which can lead to hotter, longer heat waves that threaten the health of the sick, ...

  • EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

    Today (Sep 30, 2014), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, detailing greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. In 2013, reported emissions from large industrial facilities were 20 million metric tons higher than the prior year, or 0.6 ...

  • Climate change and health costs of air emissions from biofuels and gasoline

    The report’s erroneous finding that modern corn ethanol actually increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to gasoline is completely predicated on the baseless assumption that additional corn demand for increased ethanol production will cause conversion of large amounts of grassland enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Thus, like several other highly controversial studies ...

  • Air Pollutant Emission-Rate Software for Industrial Sources is Now Available

    The need for accurate methods of quantifying industrial-source emission rates of methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as other air pollutants, has never been greater, both domestically and abroad.  Today, Minnich and Scotto, Inc. (www.msiair.net) announces the availability of e-Calc© – an emissions-calculation software package to yield ...


    By Minnich and Scotto, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA Finalizes Air Permit for Proposed Arecibo Solid Waste Facility

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final approval of an air permit for the construction and operation of a new 77 megawatt solid waste facility, owned by Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC’s, at the former site of Global Fibers Paper Mill in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The permit requires Energy Answers to use the best available control technology to reduce air pollutants to ...

  • EPA, Shanghai AirNow international provides real-time air quality information

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson visited the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai today to observe the success of AirNow International. AirNow International launched in May by EPA and the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB), gives real-time air quality information to Shanghai citizens through the Internet. "The AirNow International project is one of the ...

  • EPA mercury and air toxics rules for power plants: 20+ years in the making

    As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency prepares to release new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), some people may be wondering about the history and timeline for these standards. One Senator recently claimed that EPA is “charging ahead” with them. These standards, however, have been in development for over ...

  • EPA proposes clean air standards for harmful soot pollution

    In response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed updates to its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot (known as PM2.5). These microscopic particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and have been linked to a wide range of serious health effects, including premature death, heart attacks, and strokes, as well as ...

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