Former local health official Gina McCarthy faces tough questions from senators today before taking the next step in her long career in public service: administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced in a statement today that she is leaving the agency after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, ending her four-year tenure.
Taking on late night comedian Stephen Colbert last night, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson made her case that a healthy environment is essential to human health.
It’s been more than five years since the U.S. Supreme Court established the Environmental Protection Agency’s duty to control greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. In 2009, the agency issued final findings that the greenhouse gases “constitute a danger to public health and welfare.”
A new standard released today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will limit emissions of carbon dioxide from new coal- and oil-fired power plants, the nation’s single-largest source of carbon pollution, a leading contributor to climate change.
APHA won praise from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson during her visit Friday with APHA leaders and staff in advance of the 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Poor air quality is unequivocally linked to poor health. There is overwhelming evidence that air pollution can cause asthma and heart attacks, harm those suffering from respiratory illness and in some cases lead to death. And it’s also a huge economic cost for the country. It is estimated that exposure to air pollution and...