smog regulation News

  • EPA Lowers Ozone Standard

    The EPA has lowered the ozone standard from 75ppb to 70ppb effective in 2018 based on a three year standard. This forces counties across the country to lower their ozone amounts as of January 1, 2016. If counties do not start to lower their ozone levels as of January 2016 they could face not having a low enough average over the three years to be complaint with the new 70ppb regulation. The new ...


    By Ormantine USA Ltd., Inc.

  • Spray Paint Regulation to Help Reduce Smog

    A new national regulation will help further reduce smog-forming emissions from aerosol spray paints – paints such as clear coatings, nonflat coatings, and primers used by the consumer. The regulation, the first nationwide rule for aerosol spray paints, limits emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which react with nitrogen oxides to form ground-level ozone, or smog. The new rule ...

  • Weak environmental regulations show little faith in U.S. business

    Before the big job speech, President Obama made an important decision about the economy and public health. About 10 days ago he reversed himself and his own EPA to stop a regulation that would've reduced smog-causing pollution. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Congressional leadership quickly declared this a major victory for "job creators" and business in general. It's anything ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Actions Taken Today by California Air Resources Board Called Historic -- Will Spur Innovation, Investment, and Growth in Clean Transportation Technology Industry, Says CALSTART

    CALSTART's President and CEO hailed today's vote by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), calling it "historic" and a major milestone for the clean transportation technology industry. "The California Air Resources Board (CARB) vote today was truly historic and will encourage accelerated growth of the clean transportation technology industry," said CALSTART President and CEO John Boesel. ...


    By WestStart-CALSTART

  • EPA delays rules limiting smog, mercury emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed that it plans to delay the issuance of new Clean Air Act (CAA) rules that would impose more stringent limits on emissions of mercury, soot, and the pollutants leading to smog formation from boilers and waste incinerators. The agency filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on December 7, in which it is seeking ...

  • Turning the corner on chemicals

    The Government of Canada has announced that it is taking action to reduce emissions from chemicals that contribute to smog in consumer and commercial products such as paints, varnishes, adhesives and vehicle repair cleaners. The announcement adds to the growing number of chemicals the government has identified under the Turning the Corner Plan and the Chemicals Management Plan as potentially ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Nine Calif. Areas Meet National Air Quality Standard for Smog

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that nine areas in California have met the 1997 national health-based air quality standard for smog, also known as ground-level ozone, within their regulatory deadlines. These areas are: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Ventura counties, as well as portions of Kern, Nevada and Sutter counties. "Reducing smog is a major step ...

  • National Poll Shows Strong Disapproval for President Obama`s Smog Rule Delay, Unfavorable Ratings for Congress` Assault on Clean Air Act

    President Obama's decision to block new public health standards for ozone and smog pollution may have pleased big business, but it sorely disappointed key demographic groups, including Latinos and women nationally and in nine key 2012 battleground states, according to 10 new polls conducted for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the League of Women Voters of the US (LWV), and ...

  • California approves advanced clean car rules

    As it has done so often, California is leading the way with respect to clean cars. The California Air Resources Board has approved a package of new emissions rules for cars and light trucks through to 2025. These rules represent some of the world's most ambitious green car standards. The wide-ranging package of regulations are expected to halve greenhouse gas emissions and deliver 1.4 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA Issues Analysis of Potential Benefits and Costs of Proposed Revisions to Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone

    Washington, D.C. --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its assessment of the potential benefits and costs of meeting the standards in its proposed revisions to the nation's air quality standards for ground-level ozone. EPA has proposed to strengthen the standards, based on the most recent scientific evidence about the health effects of ozone -- the primary component of smog. ...

  • EPA`s 2004 Ozone Regulation Ruled Illegal

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Today, a federal appeals court struck down the Bush administration’s rules for ensuring public health is protected from ground level ozone, or smog. The panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that some of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2004 ozone requirements were too weak to conform with the Clean Air Act, and that the agency continues to ...

  • Ontario continues to call for stricter US smog rules

    Ontario is continuing its opposition to new, weak US ozone standards by supporting legal action against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Friday, Ontario advised the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. that it will file an amicus brief in the ozone standards case now before the court. The brief will lay out Ontario’s concerns about the ...

  • Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double

    Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, according to a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA proposal cuts pollution from power plants in 31 states and D.C. / rule would reduce smog- and soot-forming emissions contributing to unhealthy air (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing regulations to cut air pollution that impairs air quality and harms the health of people living downwind. The regulation will target power plant pollution that drifts across the borders of 31 eastern states and the District of Columbia. Air pollution is linked to thousands of asthma cases and heart attacks, and almost 2 million lost ...

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