Posts Tagged ‘ soot ’

Soot Pollution Limits Unanimously Upheld in Court, Continuing Clean Air Victory Streak

May 17th, 2014 | By

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) particulate matter (soot) pollution standard, ruling that EPA’s decision to strengthen the standard in 2012 was firmly grounded in science and the law.



Help solve our sooty mess, from Environment Connecticut

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

A dispatch from Johanna Neumann, Environment Connecticut Regional Director Tens of thousands of Americans’ lives are cut short every year because of soot pollution. As alarming as that is, what’s worse is that we’ve had the technology for years to clean up the largest sources of soot pollution—power plants and diesel vehicles—but polluters have dragged

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Decision in Schneiderman-led suit requires EPA to propose new ‘soot’ air pollution standards

May 31st, 2012 | By

A decision by the Honorable Judge Robert L. Wilkins today in United States District Court for the District of Columbia directs the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose updated soot air pollution standards by June 7. “I applaud the District Court’s decision to require the EPA to take prompt action on standards to reduce

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EPA sued by 11 US states over soot pollution

Feb 12th, 2012 | By

Eleven states, including California and New York, sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to compel it to review clean air standards for soot pollution nationwide, after the agency had missed an October deadline. Other states that brought the lawsuit are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. The

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