Clean Air Act

March 2, 2013--Sequester cuts hit clean air, water, energy, national parks (Environmental News Service)

Air and water quality, national parks and surrounding communities, and clean energy development will be hard hit by across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget that took effect today. President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders came out of a White House meeting this morning without resolution to the budget impasse, known in Washington as the sequester.


December 23, 2011--Historic mercury regs from EPA a boon for health, the environment and jobs (Environmental News Network)

A few small drops of mercury can contaminate a 20-acre lake and the fish that happen to reside there, thanks to coal-fired plant emissions. That’s a major reason why the EPA’s decision to regulate the emissions of mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants from coal- and oil-fired plants is a major victory for the health and environmental welfare of the nation.


April 17, 2011--Drilling put toxins in water (Boulder Daily Camera)

Millions of gallons of potentially hazardous chemicals and known carcinogens were injected into wells by leading oil and gas service companies from 2005 to 2009.  The repo

February 28, 2011--Eco-activists rally to defend EPA, water law (Denver Post)

Environmental activists rallied at the state Capitol on Sunday against proposals they fear will gut the federal Clean Air Act and enrich polluters.


February 19, 2011--U.S. House slashes funding for public health, clean air, clean water (Environmental News Service)

Early this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill that environmentalists say amounts to the biggest attack on clean air and clean water in recent history. H.R. 1, the continuing resolution offered by House Republicans to keep the government funded for the rest of the fiscal year, passed by a vote of 235-189.


October 14, 2009--Obama EPA releases Bush-era global warming finding (Denver Post)

A controversial e-mail message buried by the Bush administration because of its conclusions on global warming surfaced Tuesday, nearly two years after it was first sent to the White House and never opened.


August 20, 2009--We've come a long way toward curbing acid rain, but it's still around (Washington Post)

Rain in the eastern United States is still relatively acidic. In 2007, most rainwater in the region had a pH level between 4.3 and 4.8. (In the late 1970s and early 1980s, annual averages in the East were closer to 4.0.) According to Gary Lovett of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the natural pH for rainwater in the region is around 5.2.

July 4, 2009--Lawsuit targets mercury pollution (Durango Herald)

An environmental group is suing Xcel Energy, saying the utility isn't doing all it can to cut mercury emissions from a new coal-fired unit at a Pueblo power plant.

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