Defending the Clean Air Act - Top Stories

  • Schwarzenegger: The Clean Air Act Keeps Us Healthy
    April 27, 2011
  • EPA Celebrates National Public Health Week April 4-10, 2011
    Greenversations, the offical EPA blog
    April 4, 2011
  • American Lung Association Statement Regarding Effort to Protect the Clean Air Act
    April 1, 2011 - No American should have to breathe toxic air. The American Lung Association is currently in the midst of a multi-faceted effort to improve the nation’s air quality and prevent Congress from weakening the Clean Air Act, the forty-year-old landmark public health law that last year alone saved more than 160,000 lives.
  • Toxic Air: Time to Clean Up Coal-fired Power Plants
    March 8, 2011 - Did you know that the coal-fired power plants, found across the country, emit health-threatening toxins into our air every day? Toxins like arsenic, mercury, acid gases and lead. The American Lung Association’s new report Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants, reveals the hazardous air pollution emitted from power plants and why now is the time to clean them up and protect our health.
  • Survey Says: Bipartisan Voters Nationwide Support the Clean Air Act, Oppose Congressional Interference
    February 16, 2011 - The people have spoken. Just one day before the U.S. House of Representatives votes on a bill that would severely impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to protect public health from air pollution, the American Lung Association has released a new bipartisan survey examining public views of EPA’s updating and enforcing clean air standards.
  • 1,800+ Health Pros Tell Congress: Clean Air!
    February 11, 2011 - Leading public health organizations announced that 1,882 physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, certified asthma educators and other health and medical professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter to President Obama, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to uphold the protections established in the Clean Air Act.
  • U.S. EPA Proposal Will Drive Cleanup of Dirty Power Plants and Save Lives
    July 6, 2010 - The cleanup of power plants is long overdue. Power plant pollution causes tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. These plants are major contributors to particulate pollution and ozone in the East and Midwest. The American Lung Association welcomes today’s proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce power plant pollution across 31 states.
  • New Ozone Standards Don’t Provide Adequate Protection
    June 3, 2008 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a tightening of the health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone pollution in March that fell far short of the requirements of the Clean Air Act—and of what EPA’s own scientific advisors had recommended.
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