Breathing in clean air shouldn’t be a luxury, but unfortunately for many Americans, it is. Since the Clean Air Act was passed in the 1970s, our environment has gotten cleaner but too many communities are forced to breathe in toxic, unhealthy air. To raise awareness of this issue and how we can all work together to fix Continue Reading
An atmosphere around our children totally free of disease causing chemicals and particulates should be our goal. The Clean Air Act (Act) was enacted to help move us in that direction. That and other efforts to implement clean air and energy standards have been long and difficult. Environmental advocates have worked very hard to keep Continue Reading
Protecting our air, land, and water is vital to ensuring that future generations have equal access to the great environment that we enjoy today. Thus, it is not surprising when legislators attack controversial pieces of legislation such as cap and trade; however, the Clean Air Act is a noncontroversial law that has protected millions since Continue Reading
Recent reports confirm what many people already feel: industry’s releases of toxic pollution are disproportionately located in low-income communities and communities of color. According to a recent NAACP report Coal Blooded, nearly six million Americans live within three miles of a coal power plant. And over 127 million people live in counties that received an Continue Reading
On Nov. 6 you’ll have lots of decisions to make. For Michigan residents, you’ll also have the choice to demand more clean energy. Proposal 3 would increase the amount of renewable energy that Michigan electric utilities have to provide from 10 percent by 2015, to 25 percent by 2025. Local utilities are on Continue Reading
It’s official: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 is the new fuel economy target for automakers. It’s an historic moment—consumers will save over $1.7 trillion in fuel costs, and more than a half-million auto-industry related jobs are expected to be created by 2030 when the standards are fully in place. Even after accounting for investment in Continue Reading
Tom Miller talks about his experience with weatherizing his home and adding green building features.
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Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Governors to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti-Pollution Program
Broad Range of Stakeholders Call on Governors to Improve Successful Clean Energy and Anti-Pollution Program Strengthening Regional Emissions System Would Build on Clean Energy Progress to Date More than 300 organizations, businesses, and officials called on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to build on progress reducing pollution and promoting clean energy by improving the Continue Reading
Next week, the Senate may vote on a resolution introduced by Senator Inhofe (S.J.Res. 37) that would void health standards reducing mercury and other toxic pollution from power plants and permanently block similar standards in the future. Yes. Mercury. Lead. Arsenic. Acid Gases. Terrible stuff. And yet, many companies are fighting a rule Continue Reading