Posts tagged "EPA"

Sept. 8 news: Uninsured rate falls, EPA air pollution rule, cancer research

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

APHA cheers EPA rule to reduce methane emissions

In a bid to slow harmful emissions and protect public health, the Environmental Protection Agency announced first-ever standards that require a new approach to minimize health threats.
White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

White House announces plans to reduce methane emissions

Today, President Barack Obama and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced goals to reduce methane emissions by “40-45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025 from the oil and gas sector,” according to a White House statement.
Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Supreme Court delays Clean Power Plan, puts public health at risk

Public health advocates expressed deep disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision to stay implementation of the Clean Power Plan.
EPA lowers ozone standards in new rule

EPA lowers ozone standards in new rule

Our air will soon become safer and healthier.
White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

White House, EPA announce strong standards to reduce carbon pollution

The recently announced Clean Power Plan will prioritize public health by reducing carbon pollution from power plants throughout the nation.

Supreme Court rules against EPA toxic air standard

The Supreme Court ruled to block the EPA's toxic air standard stating that the EPA did not consider costs before planning its implementation. Read on to learn about the impacts this could have on health.
EPA's Clean Water Act rule protects water sources and public health

EPA’s Clean Water Act rule protects water sources and public health

As many Americans plan to use our nation’s water sources to cool off this summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies the protection of millions of acres of rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

March 26 news: Tips from former smokers, Indiana HIV outbreak, EPA and the Supreme Court

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, March 26, 2015.
APHA, health advocates urge strongest possible ozone standards

APHA, health advocates urge strongest possible ozone standards

APHA and the American Lung Association conveyed a clear message yesterday: Even stronger air quality standards are required to protect the health of Americans.

EPA proposes to decrease ozone’s harmful impacts

One day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended public health its own thanks — and recognition — with a proposal to strengthen national air quality standards for ozone pollution.

Aug. 22 news: Ebola patients released, skin cancer, EPA on air pollution

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, August 22, 2014.