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After years of improvement, air pollution getting worse in U.S.

For years, the quality of the air Americans breathe had been steadily improving, but that trend is showing signs of unraveling thanks in part to economic growth, wildfires, the deregulation of industry and loosening of the Clean Air Act.

DC Circuit Court - EPA can't erase interstate smog rules

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit struck down an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule Tuesday that set loose guidelines for monitoring the amount of air pollution that travels across state lines.

Op-Ed: EPA threatens to pull highway funds over California's air quality

The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California’s worst-in-the-nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars.

EPA's new task force considers deregulating polluting facilities

Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced it would reassess the way it issues Clean Air Act pollution permits for new facilities, as a way to reduce regulatory burdens for businesses.

Louisiana requests fuel waiver ahead of possible gas shortages

With Tropical Storm Harvey forecast to slowly move to the Northeast after spinning erratically to the south-southeast for a day or two, a state of Emergency has been declared in Louisiana. The state has, in turn, requested a fuel waiver.

In stunning defeat, EPA ordered to proceed with emissions rule

Washington - In a win for the very air we breathe, a federal court reversed a move by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend an Obama-era rule on methane emissions, concluding the EPA did not have the authority to suspend the rule.

Lowering EPA standards will lead to even more deaths in U.S.

Just because air pollution falls below legal limits, it doesn't mean you're safe. Actually, there is no safe "limit' for air pollution because the pollutants can cause premature death even when detected at minimum levels.

Ontario passes 'making healthier choices' act

Toronto - The Ontario Lung Association has welcomed the decision taken by the provincial government is agreeing to the passage of Bill 45 - "Making Healthier Choices Act."

Victims of Citgo environmental crimes to get no restitution

Corpus Christi - After waiting seven years, Corpus Christi, Texas pollution victims learned what restitution they would receive from Citgo Petroleum Corp. last week. A federal court judge determined the victims of Citgo's environmental crimes would get nothing.

Op-Ed: Beijing’s ‘crazy bad’ air, 3.2 million deaths and global apathy

Sydney - Beijing’s air pollution went off the scale recently. It was 8.5 times higher than WHO danger levels. Citizens were advised to avoid exercise, and that was it for health responses. 3.2 million people died of air pollution in Asia in 2010. Result? Apathy.

EPA's new smoke rule could clear air, close plants, create jobs

The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced July 7 it finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution rule that requires, by 2014, drastic reductions from the 2005 levels of SO2 and NOx smokestack emissions, which often blow long-distances.

Schwarzenegger expresses his emotions over the Clean Air Act

In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, former California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed his emotional affinity for the Clean Air Act.

Exxon facing federal lawsuit over Clean Air Act violations

Houston - ExxonMobile, America’s largest refinery, is facing a federal lawsuit from a group of Texas environmentalists working together at reducing harmful emissions created by violators of the Clean Air Act.

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