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2011-02-03 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health warns that Chairman Fred Upton's (R-MI) draft bill could undermine the Clean Air Act and thereby harm millions of Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH is incredibly concerned that the proposed legislation will eliminate current protective measures that address the health impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas pollution," said Jeff Levi, executive director...

2011-02-02 12:40:00

Committee Chair Urged to Consider Nation's Health; Congress's Focus on Polluter's Profits Over Improvements to Public Health "Inconceivable" WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to reduce air pollution under the Clean Air Act are putting the nation's health at risk to serve the special interests of industrial polluters and must be stopped, according to the environmental health organization Health Care Without...

2011-01-27 12:30:00

Attacks on Clean Air Act Updates Would Increase Air Pollution and Health Risks - Including Asthma - for Millions of American Children, Adults WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 24 million Americans with asthma, including over 7 million children, are at increased risk of adverse health consequences if 123 U.S. House members in 35 states are successful in preventing the US EPA from updating the Clean Air Act, according to data compiled by the Natural Resources...

2011-01-13 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its veto of a properly issued, valid Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit for Mingo Logan's Spruce No. 1 surface mine located in West Virginia. This is the first time in history EPA has revoked a previously issued, valid CWA Section 404 permit. The Spruce permit was issued in 2007 after an in-depth 10-year review, including a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement....

2011-01-11 14:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Years of steady progress toward cleaner air have paid off for Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Philadelphia and surrounding counties have reached air quality levels for the 8-hour health-based ozone standard established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1997. Today, every area in the state has achieved air quality attainment of the 1997 standard, compared to the 37...

2011-01-11 13:28:00

Congressional Attack will Increase the Nation's Healthcare Costs WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) role in protecting air quality and regulating greenhouse gases pose significant threats to the nation's health, according to environment and health advocacy group Health Care Without Harm. Efforts to curtail the role of the EPA in regulating greenhouse gases and to prevent and roll back regulations intended to reduce...

2010-12-30 11:06:00

#11 celebrates over 160,000 lives saved in 2010, thanks to the Clean Air Act 2010 marks 40th Anniversary of this landmark legislation WASHINGTON , Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has released its list of eleven biggest 'clean air' events of 2010. Eight events marked milestones that provide greater protection from dangerous air pollutants, while three represented delays that have life-threatening consequences. The Lung Association issued the list...

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2010-12-24 07:15:00

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that it is taking the prodigious step of directly issuing air permits to industries in Texas, pointing out the state's reluctance to comply with greenhouse gas regulations going into effect Jan. 2. The announcement was expected, since top Texas elected officials deny the scientific basis for regulating greenhouse gas emissions. "Officials in Texas have made clear...they have no intention of implementing this portion of the federal...

2010-12-23 11:53:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency should finalize the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that remain under development prior to setting new greenhouse gas standards, according to API Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100706/DC30933LOGO) "It is important that EPA conclude the current revisions to the New Source Performance Standards before moving forward with...

2010-12-15 11:00:00

Firms Challenge the Notion That D.C.-Based Trade Lobbying Organizations Speak for All U.S. Businesses; Six-Month Delay in EPA Rules Will Mean Lost Workdays, Lower Productivity From Workers. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the EPA and the Clean Air Act got a huge boost from large and small U.S. companies, when over 60,000 firms represented by 14 business organizations told Congress to keep the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Clean Air Act strong. At...