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Shame on South Carolina PDF Print E-mail
Air Quality News
Lungs, now with Extra Soot PDF Print E-mail
Air Quality News

The Lungs Absorb Half Of Inhaled Diesel Soot

"The exhaust from diesel-fuelled vehicles, wood fires and coal-driven power stations contains small particles of soot that flow out into the atmosphere. The soot is a scourge for the climate but also for human health. Now for the first time, researchers have studied in detail how diesel soot gets stuck in the lungs. The results show that more than half of all inhaled soot particles remain in the body."

You can read the full article here.

Breathe Deep the Gathering Gloom PDF Print E-mail
Air Quality News


Court Blocks E.P.A. Rule on Cross-State Pollution

"A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a federal rule that laid out how much air pollution states would have to clean up to avoid incurring violations in downwind states."

You can read the full story here.

"I Love the Smell of Pollution in the Morning" PDF Print E-mail
Air Quality News

House Rubber Stamps Big Polluter Wish List, Leaving Clean Transportation and American Jobs At the Curb

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives ignored a bipartisan, two year transportation bill approved by the Senate to pass a 90-day extension loaded with big polluter pet projects.

Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, issued the following statement in response:

“John Boehner and his House Republicans had a simple solution right under their noses: approve overwhelmingly bipartisan Senate legislation, improve our national infrastructure, and protect three million American jobs. Instead, in a desperate scramble to appease their big oil benefactors, they trampled over common-sense to rubber stamp a big polluter wish list.

Read more: "I Love the Smell of Pollution in the Morning"
Supporting EPA Protections PDF Print E-mail
Air Quality News


Seven-Figure Ad Buy Supports EPA and Obama Clean Air Protections against Industrial Carbon Pollution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – If every polluter’s lobbyist around Congress was suddenly replaced by severely asthmatic children, then maybe Congress wouldn't always be trying to gut clean air standards.  On Wednesday, the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council will launch a seven-figure TV ad buy based on that theme and aimed at raising public awareness of and support for President Obama’s and the EPA’s new safeguards against industrial carbon pollution from power plants.

Read more: Supporting EPA Protections
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