Healthy Air Index Page

  • North Dakotans Pass Smokefree Ballot Initiative
    November 7, 2012 - The American Lung Association applauds North Dakota voters for wisely choosing to make all workplaces—including bars and restaurants—smokefree statewide. North Dakota will now become the 28th state to meet the American Lung Association’s Smokefree Air Challenge.
  • American Lung Association Urges the Court to Reverse Panel Decision on Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
    October 5, 2012 - The American Lung Association today filed a petition to urge the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review and reverse its panel’s August 21, decision to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
  • American Lung Association Condemns House Passage of HR 3409
    September 21, 2012 - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives, at the urging of big polluters, passed H.R. 3409 that would be the biggest rollback of the Clean Air Act since it was enacted more than 40 years ago.
  • Court Decision to Vacate Cross State Rule Means Millions Will Continue to Suffer from 'Secondhand Smog'
    August 21, 2012 - Albert A. Rizzo, M.D., past chair of the American Lung Association’s national board of directors, calls on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to appeal the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to vacate the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule – a decision that tosses out lifesaving protections that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted in 2011.
  • Court Decision Leaves EPA Air Safeguard in Place
    July 20, 2012 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled today to uphold a clean air standard that limits dangerous intense bursts of sulfur dioxide pollution from power plants, factories, and other sources, rejecting challenges by polluting industries. The standard will prevent thousands of premature deaths, hospital admissions and emergency room visits, and over 50,000 asthma attacks each year.
  • American Lung Association Urges U.S. Senate to Reject Latest House Leadership Attempt to Roll Back Clean Air Protections
    June 21, 2012 - Lung Association urges the US Senate to reject latest attempt to weaken clean air protections.
  • Multimedia Release - American Lung Association Releases "Breathe Smarter" PSA Campaign Featuring New Air Quality Smartphone App
    June 20, 2012 - The American Lung Association released an edgy public service advertising (PSA) campaign featuring provocative television, online and out-of-home components to encourage people to download the charity's new State of the Air® smartphone application, a valuable resource for people living with lung disease like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), people with heart disease or diabetes, as well as older adults and children. This is the first time that a charity has included an app download as the call to action in a nationally distributed PSA.
  • American Lung Association Hails Bipartisan Rejection of Clean Air Rollback
    June 20, 2012 - Today, a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate stood up for the health of our children and rejected attempts by big polluters and their allies in Congress to rollback clean air safeguards that protect the public from toxic air pollution. Senator Jim Inhofe's (R-OK) S.J. Res. 37 was firmly rejected by a 53 to 46 vote of the Senate.
  • In Time for First Day of Summer American Lung Association Offers Free New Air Quality Smartphone App
    June 20, 2012 - As the communities in the Northeast and Midwest brace for unhealthy air pollution levels this week, the American Lung Association launched a free State of the Air® smartphone application to help people monitor whether their air is safe to breathe.
  • More Protective Soot Standard Will Save Lives, Protect Fragile Environments
    June 15, 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally proposed updated clean air standards that will prevent thousands of premature deaths and take steps toward clearing hazy air. The EPA's proposal comes in response to legal action filed on behalf of the American Lung Association and the National Parks Conservation Association by Earthjustice. The groups called upon the EPA to adopt final protections against particle pollution that follow the Clean Air Act's requirements to protect public health and iconic national parks.
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