More Air Pollution Articles

  • Court rejects challenge to mercury emissions rule

    A federal court upheld an Environmental Protection Agency rule that limits mercury and other toxic air emissions from power plants Tuesday, delivering a victory for the Obama administration and a blow to industry groups fighting the regulation.

  • EPA's secret gas chamber experiments: A deceitful failure

    A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was...

  • What's more dangerous to your health than fracking? The EPA, apparently

    It turns out that while environmentalist groups try to link fracking to cancer, the Environmental Protection Agency was actively exposing people to dangerous carcinogens - for their own good, of course.

  • Va. groups plan campaign to cut carbon pollution

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of Virginia environmental groups is planning a statewide campaign calling for a reduction in carbon pollution. The campaign, Virginia Acts on Climate, will run through June. It will include community events and other activities that showcase how local...

  • Groups: Pa. plant should cut emissions or close

    NEVILLE ISLAND, Pa. (AP) — Three dozen western Pennsylvania organizations are asking state health officials to require that a Pittsburgh-area coke plant reduce emissions or close. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the 36-member coalition of groups, small businesses and unions sent the demands...

  • Paris Restricts Driving to Combat Pollution

    For the first time since 1997, government officials in Paris passed drastic measures to fight pollution that has loomed over the city for over a week, banning half of the city's cars and trucks from driving. (March 17) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris - March 17, 2014 1. Wide...

  • Paris takes drastic measures to fight toxic smog

    PARIS (AP) — Paris imposed drastic measures Monday to combat its worst air pollution in years, banning around half of the city's cars and trucks from its streets for a day in an attempt to reduce the toxic smog that's shrouded the City of Light for more than a week. Cars with even-numbered...

  • EPA finalizes new gasoline sulfur limits

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday set new limits on the amount of sulfur permitted in gasoline, capping a lobbying battle that pitted the oil and refining industries against automakers and public health groups. The EPA's "Tier 3" gasoline rule ratchets down sulfur content to 10...



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