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2014-01-30 12:23:40

395 Facilities Identified in CO, LA, ND, PA, TX, and WY, Each Emitting over 10,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Per Year. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of large oil and gas facilities in six energy boom states -- Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming - are emitting a combined 8.5 million tons of toxic chemicals each year, according to new data compiled by the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). The EIP report...

2013-08-28 23:04:06

Two cases alleging the recontamination of the notorious Love Canal region in Niagara Falls, New York, have been returned to state court by Western District Judge John Curtin, notes Parker Waichman LLP, which represents Plaintiffs in toxic exposure cases on an ongoing basis. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by toxic exposure, notes that, according to court documents filed on Aug. 22,...

2013-06-06 23:00:18

A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. City in a study released this week. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city, according to a study released this week. Jeremy Diem, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences, analyzed summer rainfall data from nine weather...

2013-04-24 08:24:30

14th annual State of the Air 2013 report shows tremendous progress; challenges LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, the American Lung Association released State of the Air 2013, an annual report on air quality which lists both the cleanest and most polluted areas in the country. This year's report shows significant progress in efforts to reduce ozone and particulate pollution, with air quality in many areas of California at its cleanest since the Lung...

2013-02-27 16:21:47

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its national analysis of the 2011 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). According to the data, the chemical distribution industry had the lowest average emissions per facility of any reporting industry, with an average of 2978 pounds per facility. When narrowed to only NACD members, the average release per facility was 2725 pounds, which is 8% lower than non-members' average release...

2013-01-24 12:21:57

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toxic chemicals are everywhere - in our homes, schools, even our bodies. These chemicals are linked to rising rates of childhood cancer, learning disabilities, and asthma. Clean and Healthy New York is bringing this message to Times Square this winter. Timed to coincide with New York's 2013 legislative session, Clean and Healthy New York asks viewers to "help us build a non-toxic New York through stronger laws and safer products," and to visit...

2012-12-27 12:20:26

American Lung Association's "Healthy Air Agenda" Calls on the Obama Administration to Protect the Air We Breathe WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association's new report "Protect the Air We Breathe: The Healthy Air Agenda" identifies the progress made in the United States on improving air quality, despite repeated interference from Big Polluters and members of Congress, and highlights the extensive work still necessary to protect the Clean Air Act...

2012-11-01 07:24:43

PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenAcc Products, a supplier of EPA compliant emission reduction solutions for the power generation market, has announced that the Washington State Department of Ecology has certified its systems as Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for backup diesel generators at Vantage Data Centers in Quincy in central Washington. In conducting its assessment, the state's ecology department found that the diesel generator systems with GenAcc's AirClarity...

2012-10-24 11:22:07

127,000 Tons of Undisclosed Hazardous Emissions: Oil and Gas Would Join Other Industries, Including Coal, That Already Report to the Toxics Release Inventory; Federal Disclosure for O&G Not Yet Required Despite Surge in Fracking Chemical Pollution. WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), along with 16 other local, regional, and national organizations petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to require the oil...

Researchers Calculate The True Cost Of Clean Air
2012-10-03 14:21:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Brother, can you spare some clean air? There´s no such thing as a free lunch, and just as many countries and organizations are fighting for cleaner air on planet Earth, others are raising questions about the costs associated with this cleanup. Economists from the University of Chicago and MIT have now set about calculating the costs of working towards cleaner air, including the costs of regulations, new technologies and...