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.
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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.
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The EPA proposed Friday new protections against carbon pollution, a leading contributor to climate change. The standard will lower carbon emissions from new power plants fired by fossil fuels.
New limits proposed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants released from power plants into our nation’s waterways.
In a significant setback for public health, a federal appeals court Tuesday struck down new standards designed to protect against harmful power plant emissions that cross state lines.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed strengthening its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot. The proposal follows a federal court ruling requiring the agency to update the standard based on the best available science, according to an EPA press release.
The month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness of asthma, a growing chronic and life-threatening disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. We’ve rounded up a preview of events and activities that will be taking place throughout the month as part of Asthma Awareness Month.
On the heels of industry opposition, five health groups, including APHA, took legal action Friday to support measures that protect the public from emissions of hazardous air pollutants from 600 coal- and oil-fired power plants in more than 40 states.