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  • NRDC
  • NRDC and others released a report in 2014 that shows EPA can cut methane pollution in half, while dramatically reducing other harmful air pollution at the same time, by issuing federal standards for new and existing infrastructure nationwide. (nrdc.org)
  • representatives
  • August 19, 2014 - In response to recommendations from state and tribal representatives, EPA sent letters outlining the areas it's intended designations for the annual fine particle air quality standards set in 2012. (epa.gov)
  • Representatives of EPA, the geologic consulting firm hired to do the study, and Gulf Western were at Borough Hall yesterday to answer questions from any of the 200 property owners asked to participate. (mcall.com)
  • standards
  • On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled that the states needed more time to devise their plans first before the EPA issued its standards. (latimes.com)
  • The company is developing technology to comply with EPA standards, Navistar said, and Daimler's letter did not dispute the results of the third-party testing on SCR equipment. (eenews.net)
  • March 31, 2015 - EPA is establishing or revising initial area designations and a technical amendment to correct an inadvertent error in the initial designation for one area for the 2012 annual national ambient air quality standards for fine particle pollution. (epa.gov)
  • Learn more about setting and reviewing standards to control SO 2 pollution. (epa.gov)
  • EPA then must issue "Maximum Achievable Control Technology" (MACT) standards for each listed source category according to a prescribed schedule. (epa.gov)
  • These standards will be based on the best demonstrated control technology or practices within the regulated industry, and EPA must issue the standards for forty source categories within two years of passage of the new law. (epa.gov)
  • behalf
  • and Charlotte, N.C., said Vickie Patton, an attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund, which had intervened in the case on behalf of the EPA. (latimes.com)
  • cleanup
  • EPA developed the state targets by taking each state's power system as it operated in 2012 and then used a common toolbox of pollution-reduction measures to assess how much of a cleanup each state could achieve by 2020, with additional cleanup from 2020 to 2030. (nrdc.org)
  • No cleanup action will be planned by EPA until it reads the test results. (mcall.com)
  • Appeals
  • An appeals court panel finds that the EPA overstepped its authority. (latimes.com)
  • The 2-1 ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals here resulted from the first lawsuit filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and others against the EPA over of its attempts to undo federal efforts to fight climate change. (nrdc.org)
  • scientists
  • Scientists started investigating the link between air pollution and health. (epa.gov)
  • Renowned EPA scientists, engineers and physicians work together and partner with scientific experts across the United States and worldwide to address the many challenges of air quality management. (epa.gov)
  • EPA scientists have already provided evidence that future temperature increases will increase air pollution levels in some regions of the country. (epa.gov)
  • reduction
  • Now to what everyone seems to be focused on: how did EPA set the proposed reduction targets for states? (nrdc.org)
  • EPA did not develop the state targets to achieve any preconceived national reduction target. (nrdc.org)
  • It's exciting, because I think improving waste management is the best way to target pollution prevention and reduction," she said. (epa.gov)
  • Physicians
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, and Physicians for Social Responsibility, filed suit jointly yesterday in federal court, alleging that the EPA new rule is much too lax on the industry and falls far short in protecting children from methyl mercury emitted by coal-fired power plants. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Physicians argued this option would create mercury pollution hot spots putting local communities at risk. (medpagetoday.com)
  • state
  • The EPA "has not showed sufficient respect or deference to state programs. (latimes.com)
  • In 2005, the Bush administration EPA developed a rule to curtail interstate air pollution that was challenged by industry as too stringent and by the state of North Carolina as too lenient. (latimes.com)
  • Each state is required to develop a plan for how they will control air pollution within their jurisdiction. (epa.gov)
  • A state must engage the public, through notices and public hearings, before sending the SIP to EPA for approval. (epa.gov)
  • federal
  • The federal Clean Air Act requires EPA to review and revise the formulas used to estimate dangerous volatile organic compounds at least once every three years. (eponline.com)
  • The EPA has until April 2015 to release the new rule in accordance with a consent decree approved by a federal judge earlier this year. (truthout.org)
  • Americans overwhelmingly support federal efforts to cut methane pollution, according to polling from the American Lung Association. (nrdc.org)
  • implementation
  • Tribes may develop plans if they choose to do so, otherwise EPA will develop an implementation plan for them. (epa.gov)
  • Region
  • Region 7 has assisted students in bringing composting to Haskell since 2015, building on previous joint efforts from a Memorandum of Agreement between EPA and the university. (epa.gov)
  • action
  • Bryan Bloomer, Ph.D. joined EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other prominent leaders this week at the first ever ministerial- and CEO-level Cookstoves Future Summit , "Fueling Markets, Catalyzing Action, Changing Lives," in New York City. (epa.gov)
  • That is why I am so pleased to join EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other prominent leaders this week at the first ever ministerial- and CEO-level Cookstoves Future Summit, "Fueling Markets, Catalyzing Action, Changing Lives , " in New York City. (epa.gov)
  • target
  • EPA posted a huge amount of supporting material for the proposal and it is understandable that many have focused on a few tables - specifically those that list each state's target and identify the change in the state's carbon intensity compared to 2012. (nrdc.org)
  • petition
  • But EPA has failed to do so even after receiving a petition from the City of Houston in 2008 asking EPA to close loopholes that allow hundreds of thousands of tons of pollution to escape detection and reporting each year. (eponline.com)
  • public
  • Under an agreement that EPA circulated for public comment earlier this year, the agency said it would "reexamine its policies" for trucks running without diesel exhaust fluid, using improper fluid or running defectively, perhaps because of tampering. (eenews.net)
  • EPA is also pursuing an understanding of how climate change and air quality interact and the consequences for public health and the environment. (epa.gov)
  • suit
  • Community groups in Louisiana and Texas have filed a suit against the EPA, due to their failure to meet Clean Air Act deadlines and revising rules that require more accurate pollution reporting. (eponline.com)
  • millions
  • Millions of New Yorkers are breathing unhealthy air as smog pollution continues to pour in from other states," Schneiderman said. (upi.com)
  • five
  • July 31, 2018 - EPA designates the five remaining counties in Florida as unclassifiable/attainment. (epa.gov)
  • industry
  • EPA and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) also held a workshop in Los Angeles last month to take comment from the industry, as required by the settlement. (eenews.net)
  • Coalition
  • We need 21st century monitoring devices for fenceline communities," former General Russel HonorĂ© , founder of the Green Army , a coalition of environmental groups and concerned citizens fighting against pollution, told DeSmogBlog. (truthout.org)
  • Problem
  • The research program provides an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the air pollution problem. (epa.gov)
  • years
  • Environmentalists contend that the polluter states have delayed such rules for more than 20 years and that the earlier Circuit Court decision compelled the current EPA to step in. (latimes.com)
  • Clean Air
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson nailed it earlier this week in a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act . (nrdc.org)
  • good
  • The good news is that we actually can cut pollution more than EPA has proposed and do so with huge health and economic rewards. (nrdc.org)