More Air Pollution Articles

  • EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent. In its final recommendation in a 597-page report, the agency staff agrees with EPA's outside scientific advisers that the 6-year-old...

  • Critics say NY oil trains are polluting air

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups says oil trains are making people in Albany sick, and they're asking state regulators to investigate. The group includes the Sierra Club, Environmental Advocates of New York and Earthjustice. They wrote to the state's Department of...

  • Obama taps Arkansas utility chief for FERC

    President Obama tapped Colette Honorable, the Democratic utility regulatory chief in Arkansas who's earned praise from both sides of the aisle in Washington, as nominee for commissioner at the federal electric grid regulator.

  • UN climate chief: Global warming a public health issue

    Christiana Figueres argues that older, dirtier forms of energy are likely the first to be eliminated under a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Doing so would improve public health by reducing air pollutants and slashing heat-trapping carbon emissions.

  • Oregon mill fire spread debris, including asbestos

    SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A fire at a Springfield plywood mill last month spread debris and ash to a few dozen residential properties, including two at which asbestos has been confirmed. Asbestos was in the plant's roofing as well as around the steam pipes as insulation, said Chuck Wert,...

  • China announces move to restrict use of coal

    Beijing will stop using coal for electricity in six main districts by 2020, according to state-run media agency Xinhua.

From the Weekly Standard